Seamus Heaney

Castledàwson, County Londonderry
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Casualty

Rating: 2.7

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He would drink by himself
And raise a weathered thumb
Towards the high shelf,
Calling another rum
And blackcurrant, without
Having to raise his voice,
Or order a quick stout
By a lifting of the eyes

And a discreet dumb-show
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