Earlier this summer, I had the pleasure of visiting a small museum dedicated to Seamus Heaney. Located in Bellaghy in Ulster, “home” place is exactly the right term for this very special place. 220 more words
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May I venture to address you, vegetal friend?
A lettuce is no less than me, so I respect you, 254 more words
There were nine mosquitos standing upsidedown on the ceiling above my bed. I managed to kill three that came down, but the others stayed up there and were too high to reach, even standing on my bed waving a copy of Seamus Heaney’s Selected Poems. 516 more words
Blackberry-Picking by Seamus Heaney
for Philip Hobsbaum
Late August, given heavy rain and sun
For a full week, the blackberries would ripen.
At first, just one, a glossy purple clot… 183 more words