Seamus Heaney

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Rating: 3.6

In Memoriam M.K.H., 1911-1984

She taught me what her uncle once taught her:
How easily the biggest coal block split
If you got the grain and the hammer angled right.

The sound of that relaxed alluring blow
Its co-opted and obliterated echo,
Taught me to hit, taught me to loosen,

Taught me between the hammer and the block
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Bill Wright 31 August 2016

Wow, a great poem, I wonder who M.K.H was that inspired it? A Heaney perhaps?

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Ratnakar Mandlik 09 May 2016

Beautifully envisioned great poem with a steady flow of rhyme and rhythm paying glowing tributes to M.K.H. Thanks for sharing it here.10 points.

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Edward Kofi Louis 09 May 2016

She taught me! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Niki Nicholas Nkuna 27 March 2012

Seamus Heaney you are a great poet, your poems is are more natural. You write about things that happen in your life and nature. I enjoy reading your poems. May this gives me a key to move away from writers block

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