Seamus Heaney

Castledàwson, County Londonderry
Seamus Heaney
Castledàwson, County Londonderry
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Testimony

Rating: 4.9
'We were killing pigs when the
Yanks arrived.
A Tuesday morning, sunlight
and gutter-blood
Outside the slaughter house.
From the main road
They would have heard the screaming,
Then heard it stop and had a view of us
In our gloves and aprons coming
down the hill.
Two lines of them, guns on their
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Bill Wright 03 September 2016
I assume this was autobiographical, recounting an incident that happened to him during WW2. The slaughtering of the pigs could be construed as a metaphor or comment on the futility of war.
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