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"Digging" by Seamus Heaney

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: 192 more words


Celebrating Seamus Heaney on his ‘Home Ground’

Those who recall the visits by the late Seamus Heaney to StAnza will remember how passionate he was about the connections between poetry and place, and our current project to Map Scotland with Poems is in sympathy with this. 305 more words

Navigating the marvellous at #altc

On September 1st, I’ll be joining a few hundred other educators, researchers, and policy-makers at the ALT 2014 Conference organised by the Association for Learning Technology (UK). 434 more words


Tuesday Thoughts: Seamus Heaney...

A side benefit to my little one having minor surgery this morning: he lets me read poetry to him.

Don’t get me wrong, he finds some poetry to be really fun. 119 more words

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e. e. cummings: a bit of info

E. E. Cummings was an incredibly experimental American poet, born 1894 and died 1962. Cummings almost altered the meanings of words in the English language, creating his own codes that each reader would understand in their own way, and deviating from traditional forms, sometimes scattering letters across the page. 794 more words

Are you sitting comfortably?

Then we’ll begin…

Welcome, to start us on our journey I’ve chosen to share one of the poems which form the foundation of my love of poetry and the central role it has played in my life. 876 more words



I wonder what the penalty is for defacing a New York City subway car. I see they have a code of conduct printed and posted in various cars, but it just says what not to do – not what will happen if you do… and get caught. 766 more words