This collection of Seamus Heaney's work, especially in the vivid and surprising twelve-line poems entitled Squarings, shows he is ready to re-imagine experience and to credit marvels. The title poem, Seeing Things, is typical of the whole book. It begins with memories of an actual event, then moves towards the visionary while never relinquishing its feel for the textures and sensations of the world.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - rmckeown - LibraryThing
I am still mad at Mr. Heaney for what he did to Beowulf. He turned it into an Irish poem, when it has a clear Germanic pedigree. I find his poetry turgid and thoroughly un-enjoyable. His poems seem as ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - murunbuchstansangur - LibraryThing
I love this man, when he's at his best (which is not all the time, sometimes he rambles, I like him when he's short and succinct) he's simply sublime. The Railway Children by Seamus Heaney When we ... Read full review