In a Loaning

In a Loaning The penultimate poem returns to the ‘kesh’ and ‘loaning’ of Heaney’s Ulster landscape. A short poem of both celebration and relief   Paradox: autumn described as the ‘back-end’ of the annual cycle represents rebirth for Heaney, delighted to have rediscovered his poetic voice: recovered speech/ Having its way again, I gave a cry. In painting the colours […]