Label: Claddagh Records Ltd. - cct 4 • Format: Vinyl LP, Mono • Country: Ireland • Genre: Non-Music • Style: Spoken Word
· "Bogland" by Seamus Heaney is split into seven stanzas with four lines each, and it follows no specific rhyme scheme, meter, or form, but its even, sparse lines fit the melancholy tone. The poem begins by focusing on the lack of open horizons that would neatly cut the sun at ted Reading Time: 7 mins.
‘Bogland’ by Seamus Heaney was published in in the collection Door into the Dark. It is divided into seven stanzas, each of which contains four lines. These are known as quatrains. The lines do not conform to a specific rhyme scheme but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t moments of rhyme in the text. Heaney uses half or slant rhymes throughout the ted Reading Time: 7 mins.
Seamus Heaney’s description of the Irish bogs and their ability to preserve the wonderful curiosities of the past raises difficult questions about the cultural and political division in Northern Ireland. Both are shaped by a complex history and continue to struggle for “definition” and identity.
Between the sights of the sun. An astounding crate full of air. Was recovered salty and white. By millions of years. Of great firs, soft as pulp. Seems camped on before. The bogholes might be Atlantic seepage. The wet centre is bottomless. Seamus Heaney, "Bogland" from Door into the Dark.
Seamus Heaney: Bogland @ The Internet Poetry Archive. for T. P. Flanagan. We have no prairies. To slice a big sun at evening Everywhere the eye concedes to. Encrouching horizon, Is wooed into the cyclops' eye. Of a tarn. Our unfenced country.
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