Seamus Heaney

Castledàwson, County Londonderry
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Act Of Union

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I

To-night, a first movement, a pulse,
As if the rain in bogland gathered head
To slip and flood: a bog-burst,
A gash breaking open the ferny bed.
Your back is a firm line of eastern coast
And arms and legs are thrown
Beyond your gradual hills. I caress
The heaving province where our past has grown.

I am the tall kingdom over your shoulder
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