To Pablo Neruda in Tamlaghtduff

  To Pablo Neruda in Tamlaghtduff Heaney provides a second example of ‘erotic’ pleasure in the newly discovered sense of ‘Fiddleheads’. The poem describes how something exquisite can come from something that is unlovely. The speaker has received a gift from a local acquaintance: crab-apple jelly made from crabs off the tree/ That grew at Duff’s Corner in fact still […]