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From Station Island XII

Like a convalescent, I took the hand
stretched down from the jetty, sensed again
an alien comfort as I stepped on ground

to find the helping hand still gripping mine… 373 more words

Walking on Air: Remembering Seamus Heaney

“And yet the platform here feels more like a space station than a stepping stone, so that is why, for once in my life, I am permitting myself the luxury of walking on air …. 705 more words

Seamus Heaney 1939 - 2013

On the first anniversary of his death, some words of wisdom on poetry from Nobel Prize winner and former poet-laureate, Seamus Heaney.

On good poetry: 281 more words


Seamus Heaney: Crossings, xxxiii

The world lost a Great One, August 30, 2013.
-Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam-

Be literal a moment. Recollect
Walking out on what had been emptied out… 77 more words


Seamus Heaney - Absolute For You

On the first anniversary of Seamus Heaney’s passing, I found myself musing about how the poet handled the subject of death in his work. Over the decades of his exemplary career, respected critics regularly noted the sense of loss, death, a mourning for the past in Heaney’s work. 536 more words


'Poetry Please' WB Yeats Special: Damien Molony back on the airwaves this Sunday!

We reported a while back that Damien will soon appear on BBC Radio 4’s upcoming Poetry Please programme and the wait is almost over – his dulcet Irish tones will be gracing the airwaves tomorrow! 520 more words

Damien Molony

2013 - World-renowned poet and playwright Seamus Heaney dies in a Dublin hospital following a short illness.

“History says, Don’t hope
On this side of the grave,
But then, once in a lifetime
The longed-for tidal wave
Of justice can rise up, 206 more words

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