Seamus Heaney

Rookie (April 13,1939 - August 30, 2013 / CastledĂ wson, County Londonderry)

Seamus Heaney Poems

1. Villanelle for an Anniversary 2/9/2015
2. Twice Shy 12/28/2011
3. The Tollund Man 11/11/2010
4. The Perch 12/28/2011
5. The Otter 12/28/2011
6. The Harvest Bow 11/11/2010
7. The Grauballe Man 12/28/2011
8. The Early Purges 12/28/2011
9. Testimony 12/28/2011
10. Tankas For Toraiwa 1/10/2012
11. Strange Fruit 12/28/2011
12. Song 11/11/2010
13. Rite of Spring 12/28/2011
14. Requiem for the Croppies 12/28/2011
15. Postscript 12/28/2011
16. Personal Helicon 11/11/2010
17. Oysters 12/16/2014
18. Mossbawn: Two Poems in Dedication 12/28/2011
19. Mid-Term Break 12/28/2011
20. Lovers on Aran 12/28/2011

Personal Helicon

for Michael Longley

As a child, they could not keep me from wells
And old pumps with buckets and windlasses.
I loved the dark drop, the trapped sky, the smells
Of waterweed, fungus and dank moss.


One, in a brickyard, with a rotted board top.

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