Tollund

Tollund Heaney dates this poem to the period immediately following the IRA cease-fire of August 1994 that gave rise to cautious hope. The poet and his wife are in Jutland, Denmark, at the iconic spot where the first of a series of ‘bog bodies’ was excavated in 1950. (The Tollund Man first appeared in Wintering Out, Heaney’s third collection of […]