Seamus Heaney

Castledàwson, County Londonderry
Seamus Heaney
Castledàwson, County Londonderry
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Mid-Term Break

Rating: 3.8
I sat all morning in the college sick bay
Counting bells knelling classes to a close.
At two o'clock our neighbors drove me home.

In the porch I met my father crying--
He had always taken funerals in his stride--
And Big Jim Evans saying it was a hard blow.

The baby cooed and laughed and rocked the pram
When I came in, and I was embarrassed
By old men standing up to shake my hand
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Pablo eeeee 02 May 2019
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Bill Wright 01 September 2016
Wow, what a poem, presumably autobiographical about the death of his little brother.
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Angel Dzidula-komla 02 August 2015
Whispers informed strangers I was the eldest,
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Douglas Scotney 15 February 2015
what the brain coughs up.
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Kim Barney 15 February 2015
This is one of the saddest poems ever. Now I need to go read some Ogden Nash or Shel Siverstein to cheer myself up! Roald Dahl also has some funny ones.
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May Obrien 30 October 2013
a four foot box, a foot for every year. this is the stuff that stays with you forever.
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Iris Hoekstra 23 December 2012
This poem never fails to break my heart. Stunning.
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