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When have you been inspired?

I am not a big fan of poetry but I make the exception with the work of Seamus Heaney. I studied him for A level and can remember being totally absorbed by how he could so beautifully juxtapose the horror of the troubles with the beautiful imagery of rural life in Northern Ireland. 373 more words

Celebrating Poetry | Seamus Heaney

by Seamus Heaney (1939 – 2013)

Between my finger and my thumb
The squat pen rests; snug as a gun.

Under my window, a clean rasping sound… 199 more words


Lightly child, lightly

I might enjoy being an albatross,

being able to glide for days and

daydream for hundreds of miles along the thermals.

~ Seamus Heaney, Paris Review – The Art of Poetry No. 57 more words


Figure It Out

Long fingers in the evening stretch
across the grass crossing each other.
Sun sets on another August afternoon.
Omagh on the radio, lady pregnant

with twins, murdered, three birds, 90 more words

Beowulf, At A Glance

I was significantly unprepared when I began my voyage into the story of Beowulf, as translated by Seamus Heaney.  I was perhaps vaguely aware that I was about to encounter what is considered to be the most influential of all Anglo-Saxon literature, a 3000 line epic poem that has inspired the likes of… 354 more words

Ango-saxon Literature

A Summer poem: on the Banks of a Canal, near Naples, 1872

10 days before before he died, Seamus Heaney, the Irish poet and recipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature, completed his final poem. 206 more words