Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney is one of the best-loved poets of all time. After he passed away in 2013, the world went into grieving. During his lifetime, he was often referred to as the most famous living poet. Read more about Seamus Heaney.

Thatcher

by Seamus Heaney

The speaker describes the intricate work of a ‘Thatcher’ from the perspective of a child. We feel a sense of wonder and awe at the tradesman’s skill.

The Conway Stewart

by Seamus Heaney

‘The Conway Stewart’ by Seamus Heaney describes a pen the speaker received in his youth and how it symbolized his family and his new life. 

The Peninsula

by Seamus Heaney

‘The Peninsula’ is a beautiful and affirming poem that uses the imagery of the coast to represent the difficulties of artistic creation.

The Railway Children

by Seamus Heaney

‘The Railway Children’ by Seamus Heaney is a beautiful poem about the imagination of children. Specifically, Heaney conveys and experience from his youth.

The Summer of Lost Rachel

by Seamus Heaney

‘The Summer of Lost Rachel’ by Seamus Heaney was written after the death of the poet’s young niece. The poem uses nine quatrains with a ballad rhyme scheme. 

The Underground

by Seamus Heaney

‘The Underground’ by Seamus Heaney describes a husband’s dark and mythic pursuit of his wife through the London Underground. 

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