Electric Light: Poems

Electric Light: Poems

Seamus Heaney


The strong assortment by means of the bestselling translator of Beowulf

In the finland of perch, the fenland of alder, on air
That is water, on carpets of Bann flow, on hold
In the every little thing flows and regular move of the world.
--from "Perch"

Seamus Heaney's assortment travels greatly in time and house, vacationing the websites of the classical global and revisiting the poet's formative years: rural electrification and the sunshine of old evenings are reconciled in the orbit of a unmarried lifetime. this can be a e-book approximately origins (not least, the origins of phrases) and oracles: the locations the place issues begin from, the floor of figuring out -- even if in Arcadia or Anahorish, the sanctuary at Epidaurus or the Bann valley in County Derry.

Electric Light levels from brief takes to dialog poems. The pre-Socratic knowledge that every little thing flows is held in stress with the elegizing of buddies and fellow poets. those presents of recollection renew the poet's calling to assign issues their right names; once more Heaney may be heard exting his notice hoard and roll name during this, his 11th collection.

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