When the Bird Sings Very Close: Two Poems by Seamus Heaney

David J. Bauman

Robert Lowell, one of my poetry heroes, called him “the most important Irish Poet since Yeats.” The Belfast Telegraph claims him as one of their own, since he grew up in Northern Ireland, in the village of Bellaghy, and will now be buried there in south Derry. Dublin seems to claim him since he lived, and now has died there on the 30th of August, just a few days ago. There are countless obituaries in publications across the globe. As if you really  need one more link in this post, here is a rather thorough one from the BBC, and another very thoughtful one from The Guardian.

It seems to be up for debate just how political he became or remained since the time of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. I am still studying this topic myself, but it seems whatever his political leanings, he was known and is widely

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2 Comments on “When the Bird Sings Very Close: Two Poems by Seamus Heaney”

  1. David J. Bauman Says:

    Kristen, so glad to meet you and peruse your blog space! Thank you for the reblog of this post. I am honored.

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