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Beowulf: An Illustrated Edition, translated by Seamus Heaney

     In Annie Hall, Woody Allen counseled Diane Keaton against taking any classes that required her to read Beowulf, reinforcing the epic’s reputation as a work that is a chore to read.   376 more words

Why we love Shakespeare in love

No one is sure about the exact date of William Shakespeare’s birth. That partly explains why this weekend, coinciding with the known date of his baptism, is the focal point for his… 849 more words

Celebrating Seamus Heaney - National Concert Hall - 23-04-14

In truth, no one night could encompass the effect that someone like Seamus Heaney has had on Ireland. It’s an impossible task to take on, but the lovely night at the National Concert Hall put on by Dublin City Council and Poetry Ireland gave it a good shot! 446 more words


NaPoWriMo Day 17: Poetry sharing

This is me being lazy again. Or suffering from a major writer’s block. 


And some time make the time to drive out west
Into County Clare, along the Flaggy Shore, 104 more words

NPM: "Follower" by Seamus Heaney

Ireland is a great place for poetry.

Follower by Seamus Heaney

My father worked with a horse-plough,
His shoulders globed like a full sail strung… 146 more words


Life Changing Poetry

For your afternoon tea today we have some poetry, shocking I know!

Yesterday I stumbled across a Buzzfeed link with the title “36 Life Changing Poems Everyone Should Read” 141 more words

Afternoon Tea

For Good Friday: Seamus Heaney's "Westering" (The Poem of the Day)


Seamus Heaney

I sit under Rand McNally’s
Official Map of the Moon’—
The colour of frogskin,
Its enlarged pores held

Open and one called… 124 more words