A Poetic Perspective

2020-01-14T14:38:16-05:00

A Poetic Perspective In this poem by the late Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney, a journey that every writer must be prepared to make – from intimidation to liberation – is given metaphorical expression through the troubled history of Northern Ireland, the poet's birthplace. From the Frontier of Writing The tightness and the nilness round that space when the car stops in the road, the troops inspect its make and number and, as one bends his face towards your window, you catch sight of more on a hill beyond, eyeing with intent down cradled guns that hold you under cover and everything [...]