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Seamus Heaney

A friend just sent me this – a Seamus Heaney poem displayed in a New York subway station.

The poem is Scaffolding:

Masons, when they start upon a building, 184 more words


Human Chain

In an historic move, and one that surely will cause some controversy, the Ulster Unionist Party ( the UUP) decided to leave the Northern Ireland Executive. 603 more words

Northern Ireland

Return of Poetry with Friends

It’s over a year now since artist Gail Curry and I started Poetry with Friends at The Mission in North Shields. We had no idea how popular our poetry appreciation sessions with a difference would be. 190 more words

'Mid-Term Break' by Seamus Heaney

‘Mid-Term Break’

by Seamus Heaney

“I sat all morning in the college sick bay
Counting bells knelling classes to a close.
At two o’clock our neighbours drove me home…” 24 more words


Seamus Heaney Remembered with Love

Today marks the second anniversary of the death of Irish poet, Seamus Heaney, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995.

Seamus Heaney’s poetry, as regular readers will know, has been very dear to my heart, especially since I heard him read at the Kikenny Arts Festival in August 2009, just weeks after my mother’s death and at a time when my father was very frail indeed. 158 more words

Losing Elderly Parents

Poem of the Week


Seamus Heaney

Late August, given heavy rain and sun
For a full week, the blackberries would ripen.
At first, just one, a glossy purple clot… 182 more words


Republic of Connacht

Little known fact, but the province of Connacht in Ireland, was established as an independent republic on 27th Aug 1798.  It existed, very briefly, 12 days in fact, as a client republic of Revolutionary France. 151 more words