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Readings to remember: Seamus Heaney

Posted in Seamus Heaney by lyrikline on 10. March 2014

In today’s clip, Irish poet Seamus Heaney (April 13, 1939 – August 30, 2013), recipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature, reads his poem Blackberry Picking.
A poem, in which a childhood memory of picking blackberries becomes a general reflection of loss and change.


The text of the poem as well as an interpretation can be read here.

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  1. safelake said, on 28. March 2014 at 19:41

    Reblogged this on Lavender Turquois.

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