Seamus Heaney

Castledàwson, County Londonderry
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The Otter

Rating: 4.9
When you plunged
The light of Tuscany wavered
And swung through the pool
From top to bottom.

I loved your wet head and smashing crawl,
Your fine swimmer's back and shoulders
Surfacing and surfacing again
This year and every year since.
I sat dry-throated on the warm stones.
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Gaia222 29 December 2017
I’ve come to this poem via a Guardian article, Bill. It is a love poem to his wife, so you were on the right track.
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Bill Wright 03 September 2016
It sounds as if this is dedicated to a girlfriend, or am I getting the wrong end of the stick?
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