Seamus Heaney

Castledàwson, County Londonderry
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The Perch

Rating: 4.9

Perch on their water perch hung in the clear Bann River
Near the clay bank in alder dapple and waver,

Perch they called ‘grunts’, little flood-slubs, runty and ready,
I saw and I see in the river’s glorified body

That is passable through, but they’re bluntly holding the
pass,
Under the water-roof, over the bottom, adoze

On the current, against it, all muscle and slur
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Andrew Jackson 09 February 2019

Beautiful.. yes... an astonoshing art I can say.

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ThIsEnGlIsHdUdE 09 July 2018

poopoopoopoopoopoopoo

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