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Bogland by Seamus Heaney

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for T. P. Flanagan
We have no prairies
To slice a big sun at evening--
Everywhere the eye concedes to
Encrouching horizon,
Is wooed into the cyclops' eye
Of a tarn. Our unfenced country
Is bog that keeps crusting
Between the sights of the sun.
They've taken the skeleton
Of the Great Irish Elk
Out of the peat, set it up
An astounding crate full of air.
Butter sunk under
More than a hundred years
Was recovered salty and ...
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Posted on Aug 30, 2013

The death of Seamus Heaney

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Seamus Heaney is widely recognized as one of the major poets of the twentieth century. A native of Northern Ireland, Heaney lived in Dublin. Heaney taught at Harvard University from 1985 to 2006, where he was a Visiting Professor, and then Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory at Harvard University (1985-1997) and Ralph Waldo Emerson Poet in Residence (1998-2006). He died in 2013.

Heaney has attracted a readership on several...
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Post from: James
Category: Arts and Entertainment
Tags: nobel laurete, poet, seamus heaney
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Posted on Aug 30, 2013