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We may let the scaffolds fall confident that we have built our wall - 'Scaffolding'.

Scaffolding by Seamus Heaney - possibly the most beautiful thing I have ever read.

Blackberry Picking by Seamus Heaney. The first time I read this poem I must have been about 12 or 13. Immediately my mind showed me memories of picking Blackberries with my wonderful nanny.

Blackberry Picking by Seamus Heaney. The first time I read this poem I must have been about 12 or Immediately my mind showed me memories of picking Blackberries with my wonderful nanny.

Digging, by Seamus Heaney.

Poetry should be read too! "Digging" by Seamus Heaney.

Seamus Heaney's poem to his granddaughter

Poem by Seamus Heaney written for his granddaughter 🍀

Seamus Heaney. From "The Cure at Troy: A Version of Sophocles' Philoctetes."

Poem by Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney | Digging excerpt

Between my finger and my thumb / The squat pen rests; snug as a gun. / Under my window, a clean rasping sound

Seamus Heaney's 'When All the Others were Away at Mass' has been chosen as Ireland's best-loved poem of the last one hundred years. I love this poem, it's wrought with emotion & rich in memory. CMcB

'When All the Others were Away at Mass' has been chosen as Ireland's best-loved poem of the last one hundred years. I love this poem, it's wrought with emotion & rich in memory.

Seamus Heaney - "I rhyme� to see myself, to set the darkness echoing". writing…

Seamus Heaney - "I rhyme� to see myself, to set the darkness echoing". writing…

Seamus Heaney at a turf bog in Bellaghy wearing his father's coat, hat and walking stick (Bobbie Hanvey Photographic Archives, John J. Burns Library, Boston College)

Seamus Heaney at a turf bog in Bellaghy wearing his father's coat, hat and walking stick (Bobbie Hanvey Photographic Archives, John J. Burns Library, Boston College) - Irish poet and playwrite