Seamus Heaney

Rookie (April 13,1939 - August 30, 2013 / Castledàwson, County Londonderry)

Seamus Heaney Poems

1. A Suit 10/9/2015
2. Oysters 12/16/2014
3. Anything Can Happen 2/19/2015
4. Tankas For Toraiwa 1/10/2012
5. Villanelle For An Anniversary 2/9/2015
6. ‘When all the others were away at Mass' 7/23/2015
7. The Perch 12/28/2011
8. The Otter 12/28/2011
9. Testimony 12/28/2011
10. The Harvest Bow 11/11/2010
11. The Tollund Man 11/11/2010
12. Keeping Going 12/28/2011
13. The Grauballe Man 12/28/2011
14. Lovers On Aran 12/28/2011
15. From Lightenings 11/11/2010
16. Mossbawn: Two Poems In Dedication 12/28/2011
17. Song 11/11/2010
18. Casualty 11/11/2010
19. Strange Fruit 12/28/2011
20. Anahorish 12/28/2011
21. From The Frontier Of Writing 12/28/2011
22. The Early Purges 12/28/2011
23. Exposure 12/28/2011
24. Limbo 12/28/2011
25. Personal Helicon 11/11/2010
26. Docker 11/11/2010
27. Rite Of Spring 12/28/2011
28. A Kite For Aibhín 12/28/2011
29. Act Of Union 11/11/2010
30. Clearances 12/28/2011
31. Bogland 12/28/2011
32. Death Of A Naturalist 12/28/2011
33. Postscript 12/28/2011
34. Requiem For The Croppies 12/28/2011
35. Twice Shy 12/28/2011
36. Digging 12/28/2011
37. Follower 12/28/2011
38. Blackberry-Picking 12/28/2011
39. Mid-Term Break 12/28/2011

Comments about Seamus Heaney

  • Autisticbuzz (3/22/2018 4:39:00 AM)

    hutchy loves this man I don't but I love eatin a good sloppy poo

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  • Jeff 54 (3/19/2018 9:32:00 AM)

    off! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

  • bdjobcareer (3/4/2018 8:51:00 PM)

    I am very happy to read the poems of Heaney. Most of his poetry repletes with various symbols..

  • dannesha young (2/16/2018 2:37:00 PM)

    i love learning about poets it is very fun to learn about them

  • William B Yeets (1/30/2018 12:11:00 PM)

    He has written amazing pieces of art and wouldn’t have stopped, even before death. This is a man who has had amazing intentions.

  • disbihs empy (12/20/2017 9:08:00 AM)

    i cant read how me ment like him

  • im am komy (12/20/2017 9:01:00 AM)

    i enjoy his poems to an extent but he ded so i cant carry on liking him

  • P. Mason P. Mason (11/27/2016 10:45:00 AM)

    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.

  • Susan Williams Susan Williams (7/10/2016 4:13:00 PM)

    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.

  • Barbara Clafton (5/29/2014 5:20:00 PM)

    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.

Best Poem of Seamus Heaney

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.

In the porch I met my father crying--
He had always taken funerals in his stride--
And Big Jim Evans saying it was a hard blow.

The baby cooed and laughed and rocked the pram
When I came in, and I was embarrassed
By old men standing up to shake my hand

And tell me they were 'sorry for my trouble,'
Whispers informed strangers I was the eldest,
Away at school, as my mother held my hand

In hers and coughed out angry ...

Read the full of Mid-Term Break



He would drink by himself
And raise a weathered thumb
Towards the high shelf,
Calling another rum
And blackcurrant, without
Having to raise his voice,
Or order a quick stout

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