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Testimony

Testimony
by Seamus Heaney

We were killing pigs when the
Yanks arrived.
A Tuesday morning, sunlight
and gutter-blood
Outside the slaughter house.
>From the main road… 74 more words

National Poetry Month

If you have the words, there’s always a chance that you’ll find the way.

-Seamus Heaney (Stepping Stones: Interviews with Seamus Heaney)

Quotes

“If you have the words, there’s always a chance that you’ll find the way.”

Seamus Heaney

Posts

Board. Walk.

Him ða Scyld gewat to gescæphwile
felahror feran on Frean wære; 
hi hyne þa ætbæron to brimes faroðe, 
swæse gesiþas, swa he selfa bæd, 
þendenwordum weold wine Scyldinga—  98 more words

Snapseed

#590

From Artifacts of the Known World

Poetry is always slightly mysterious, and you wonder what is your relationship to it.
- Seamus Heaney

Gifts

 

The Rainstick

 

for Rand and Beth

 

Upend the rainstick and what happens next

Is a music that you never would have known

To listen for. In a cactus stalk…

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Luck o' the Irish

Some scholars (and just regular folks too, mind you) often consider Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to be the greatest ‘great American novel.’ Shoot, even Hemingway apparently thought so. 391 more words

The English Teacher