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Electric Light: Poems
Electric Light: Poems Seamus Heaney 0374146837 9780374146832 A powerful new collection by the bestselling translator ofBeowulf. In the finland of perch, the fenland of alder, on air That is water, on carpets of Bann stream, on hol
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Electric Light: Poems by Seamus Heaney

A powerful new collection by the bestselling translator ofBeowulf. In the finland of perch, the fenland of alder, on air That is water, on carpets of Bann stream, on hold In the everything flows and steady go of the world. --from Perch Seamus Heaneys new collection travels widely in time and space, visiting the sites of the classical world and revisiting the poets childhood: rural electrification and the light of ancient evenings are reconciled within the orbit of a single lifetime. This is a book about origins (not least, the origins of words) and oracles: the places where things start from, the ground of understanding -- whether in Arcadia or Anahorish, the sanctuary at Epidaurus or the Bann valley in County Derry. Electric Lightranges from short takes to conversation poems. The pre-Socratic wisdom that everything flows is held in tension with the elegizing of friends and fellow poets. These gifts of recollection renew the poets calling to assign things their proper names; once again Heaney can be heard extending his word hoard and roll call in this, his eleventh collection.

Author: Seamus Heaney

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 98

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Publication Date: 2001-04-08

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ISBN: 0374146837


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