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"A torchlight procession of one, lighting up the streets": Seamus Heaney's Redress of Poetry

In Seamus Heaney’s Casualty, a poem about a pub-going Ulsterman who ignores a curfew during the peak of the Troubles, and is killed for it, the last three lines (the poet speaking to the dead man, the “casualty”), are a study in ambivalence: 1,620 more words


Making magic with words

‘I am sure there is magic in everything, only we have not sense enough to get hold of it and make it do things for us.’ – Frances Hodgson Burnett. 281 more words

Încă 4 poeme de Seamus Heaney

Traducător: Andreea Cornilă
Surse: 1, 2, 3, 4


Când m-am uitat în jos de pe pod
Păstrăvi răsturnau cerul
În bucăți mici, pietrele… 601 more words

Traduceri: Poezie

Word / Aberdeen May Festival 2016

I’ve been desperate to share this with y’all for ages but was bound to silence by higher powers. I’ll be appearing as part of the… 176 more words

PAD Challenge - Day 20

Today the Poetic Asides prompt spoke to me with the suggestion to write a things said or unsaid poem. I always think of secluded spots in nature as the best places to hear our own thoughts, which is probably what inspired this: 182 more words


Anything Can Happen by Seamus Heaney

Almost seventy-two hours with S. in another country. Not a minute that I am not alone, save for the small pocket of time in the bath, and even then, the presence of the Other is full of weight on the other side of the door. 416 more words