Moyulla

Moyulla   In dialogue with Dennis O’Driscoll’s in Stepping Stones (p. 406)  Heaney referred to ‘Moyulla’ as ‘a praise poem but it’s keenly aware of ‘green’ issues; and to a degree, its drift is also political’ The 4-poem sequence contrasts ecological decline with former glory; Evidence of pollution sits alongside a host of female symbols: river, lover, dam; the ideal […]