Seamus Heaney

Rookie (April 13,1939 - August 30, 2013 / Castledàwson, County Londonderry)

Mid-Term Break - Poem by Seamus Heaney

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.
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Comments about Mid-Term Break by Seamus Heaney

  • (9/1/2016 1:32:00 PM)

    Wow, what a poem, presumably autobiographical about the death of his little brother. (Report) Reply

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  • Angel Dzidula-komla (8/2/2015 4:38:00 PM)

    Whispers informed strangers I was the eldest, (Report) Reply

  • (2/16/2015 12:23:00 AM)

    This poem uses a seming plane and simple language, but this can be read wrong. There is nothing simplistic about this poem, and if one says simple it is the simple-good not simplistic which is not the samething.

    I had pleasure reading this good poem, and by the way I own sevreral books of poems by this poet.
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  • (2/15/2015 5:35:00 PM)

    what the brain coughs up. (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (2/15/2015 12:28:00 PM)

    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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  • Chan Cheuk Wai (2/5/2014 3:14:00 AM)

    Very miserable! ! It is very touching poem.In th poem, the mother feels guilty(IN hers and coughed out Angry Tearless Sighs [L13]) .Also, the father feels sad! ! ! The Narrator feels embarrassed, clam, confused etc.(I sat all morning in the college sick bayCounting bells knelling classes to a close.) (Report) Reply

  • (10/30/2013 8:16:00 AM)

    a four foot box, a foot for every year. this is the stuff that stays with you forever. (Report) Reply

  • (12/23/2012 5:27:00 AM)

    This poem never fails to break my heart. Stunning. (Report) Reply

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