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Poem: Anything Can Happen

By Seamus Heaney

Anything can happen. You know how Jupiter
Will mostly wait for clouds to gather head
Before he hurls the lightning? Well, just now… 90 more words


"John Harvard Walks the Yard" -- Reflection on a Black Man's Time at Harvard

“A spirit moves, John Harvard walks the yard,

The books stand open and the gates unbarred.”

In 1986, Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney penned his poem “Villanelle for an Anniversary” in honor of Harvard’s 375th anniversary.   1,173 more words

Affirmative Action

Moravian Kolaches for Theological Fermionic Bakers

This is the second time I have made kolache, but my first time ever working with quark outside of a particle physics context. Quark. I just love the word. 460 more words



Reading Seamus Heaney before I go to a writing workshop because I saw my mother the other day and she reminded me of how much I like his poetry. 218 more words



The National Ploughing Championships are underway in Ireland at the moment and it’s like the country has been taken over by ploughing fever.

In the midst of this, I’ve been thinking about people who have the courage to  244 more words


The Music of Poetry: Prosody

OK, soapbox time. Maxed out. Had my fill of the effulgence of tone deaf poetry lately.

Most poetry written today exhibits a tin ear on the part of the poet and dooms it from the get go. 762 more words


Picking Blackberries

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. 182 more words