Seamus Heaney

(April 13,1939 - August 30, 2013 / Castledàwson, County Londonderry)

Song


A rowan like a lipsticked girl.
Between the by-road and the main road
Alder trees at a wet and dripping distance
Stand off among the rushes.

There are the mud-flowers of dialect
And the immortelles of perfect pitch
And that moment when the bird sings very close
To the music of what happens

Submitted: Thursday, November 11, 2010
Edited: Thursday, November 11, 2010

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