Seamus Heaney

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

Seamus Heaney Poems

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

Digging

Between my finger and my thumb
The squat pen rests; snug as a gun.

Under my window, a clean rasping sound
When the spade sinks into gravelly ground:
My father, digging. I look down

Till his straining rump among the flowerbeds
Bends low, comes up twenty years away
Stooping in rhythm through potato drills
Where he was digging.

The coarse boot nestled on the lug, the shaft
Against the inside knee was levered firmly.
He rooted out tall tops, buried the bright edge deep
To scatter new potatoes that we picked,
Loving their cool hardness in our ...

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The Tollund Man

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Some day I will go to Aarhus
To see his peat-brown head,
The mild pods of his eye-lids,
His pointed skin cap.

In the flat country near by
Where they dug him out,

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