Seamus Heaney

Castledàwson, County Londonderry
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The Early Purges

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I was six when I first saw kittens drown.
Dan Taggart pitched them, 'the scraggy wee shits',
Into a bucket; a frail metal sound,

Soft paws scraping like mad. But their tiny din
Was soon soused. They were slung on the snout
Of the pump and the water pumped in.

'Sure, isn't it better for them now?' Dan said.
Like wet gloves they bobbed and shone till he sluiced
Them out on the dunghill, glossy and dead.
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p mason 27 May 2019
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patrick quirke 27 May 2019
love da bit of poetry boys
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bon bon 27 May 2019
shure its grand pat
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bobby ryan 27 May 2019
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Anita Hug the II 04 March 2019
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Lord Zero 08 April 2019
Are you ok? Like mentally
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Anita Hug the II 09 April 2019
Yes I am OK you noob skin, thank you for being concerned.
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Lord Zero 19 April 2019
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bobby ryan 27 May 2019
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p mason 27 May 2019
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NIbberfraggot 24 September 2019
straight up no cap shut your up you aint allowed to say the word im also white btw
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P Johnsson 24 September 2019
Listen here you you little. I am so sorry that I must disturb you at this ungodly hour, but I have ruined my underwear as I have a fat in my. Thamk you
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P. Mason 18 December 2016
Reality has pain and consequences. All to often we loose sight of this in the sterile environment of contemporary life. Nice piece of reality here from Heaney.
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Conor power 29 January 2018
Hah yeah cuzzzz
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Bill Wright 03 September 2016
A very good comment on the reality of rural life compared to the urban dwellers. Death is a common occurrence in the country.
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