By Seamus Heaney
A strong new assortment via the bestselling translator of Beowulf.
In the finland of perch, the fenland of alder, on air
That is water, on carpets of Bann movement, on hold
In the every thing flows and regular pass of the world.
Seamus Heaney's new assortment travels largely in time and area, vacationing the websites of the classical global and revisiting the poet's formative years: rural electrification and the sunshine of historic evenings are reconciled in the orbit of a unmarried lifetime. this can be a publication approximately origins (not least, the origins of phrases) and oracles: the locations the place issues commence from, the floor of knowing — 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 pressure 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 should be heard extending his be aware hoard and roll name during this, his 11th assortment.
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Electric Light: Poems by Seamus Heaney