Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney

Castledàwson, County Londonderry
Seamus Heaney
Castledàwson, County Londonderry
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Seamus Justin Heaney was an Irish poet, playwright, translator and lecturer, and the recipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature. In the early 1960s he became a lecturer in Belfast after attending university there, and began to publish poetry. He lived in Sandymount, Dublin from 1972 until his death.
Heaney was a professor at Harvard from 1981 ...
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Follower
My father worked with a horse-plough,
His shoulders globed like a full sail strung
Between the shafts and the furrow.
The horse strained at his clicking tongue.
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2.
Blackberry-Picking
Late August, given heavy rain and sun
For a full week, the blackberries would ripen.
At first, just one, a glossy purple clot
Among others, red, green, hard as a knot.
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3.
Digging
Between my finger and my thumb
The squat pen rests; snug as a gun.
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4.
Mid-Term Break
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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5.
Twice Shy
Her scarf a la Bardot,
In suede flats for the walk,
She came with me one evening
For air and friendly talk.
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I am doing my research on Heaney's first collection entitled Death of a Naturalist from a deconstructive angle of perception.
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Cynthia 04 July 2018
I'm trying to find the text of a Heaney poem named POEM (! ! !) , which of course isn't easy. It doesn't come up under Search, and isn't listed in the top 50 of his poems which seem to be all given in this listing. What next?
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snoop dog 15 June 2018
nwa is so cool if you dont like it you a fool
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jimmy savel 15 June 2018
i hate poemssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
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liam gay 15 June 2018
I love scarlet! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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jake brown 15 June 2018
liam look next to you
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jake brown 15 June 2018
cool I made it call my mum
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Luna Eclipse 17 May 2018
Don't care. I'm only here for my English class that I don't give a f**k about... :)
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696969696 09 May 2018
i ur mom over and over and over againj
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Pattypoo 23 April 2018
Does anyone know the poem by Heaney which talks about the Peace Agreement and open border in Ireland?
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Autisticbuzz 22 March 2018
hutchy loves this man I don't but I love eatin a good sloppy poo
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Jeff 54 19 March 2018
off! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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bdjobcareer 04 March 2018
I am very happy to read the poems of Heaney. Most of his poetry repletes with various symbols..
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dannesha young 16 February 2018
i love learning about poets it is very fun to learn about them
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William B Yeets 30 January 2018
He has written amazing pieces of art and wouldn’t have stopped, even before death. This is a man who has had amazing intentions.
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disbihs empy 20 December 2017
i cant read how me ment like him
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im am komy 20 December 2017
i enjoy his poems to an extent but he ded so i cant carry on liking him
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P. Mason 27 November 2016
One of my favorite poets...unrelated, I am sure, to the fact that I once threw back a beer with him in Harvard Square. His use of language and the flow of a darkness in his poems is the best I've ever read.
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Susan Williams 10 July 2016
I just read Personal Helicon. Excellent poem. What a dynamic poet. I have never had the privilege of reading this poem before and I thank PoemHunter for presenting it to us to learn what poetry can be in the hands of a true poet. Now I am going to read more of his works- I am going to stuff myself.
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Barbara Clafton 29 May 2014
I studied Seamus Heaney for A level English Language and Literature poetry element in 2012. I absolutely love the work of this man, so sad he passed away. His poems are particularly fabulous to listen to in his own voice. A greatly talented poet, an inspiration. I only wish I had a hundredth of his talent.
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