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I.x.10. Manuscript and typescript drafts of poems taken from a folder marked 'The Haw Lantern MSS' ,

ca. 1985-1986.

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In Collection: Seamus Heaney Literary Papers, 1963-2010
Description: Includes drafts of 'Anticipation' (alternatively titled 'Vigil' in file), 'A Letter from Iceland' (draft dated 14 Sept 1985; poem collected with revisions as 'A Postcard from Iceland'), 'A Dream of Weeping', 'Waterscript', 'The Republic of Conscience' (includes a draft dated 14 August 1985), 'The Old Team', 'From the Canton of Exhaustion' (collected as 'From the Canton of Expectation'), 'Alphabets', Sonnet 6,7 and 8 of 'Clearances', 'Parable Island', The Strand Road' (collected as 'Holding Course'), 'Soundings' (revised and collected as 'M' in 'The Spirit Level') 'The Stone Verdict', 'The Ship of Death' (photocopy) and a sonnet begining 'New the whole place is as bare as Iowa'.

Also included are manuscript drafts of the Notes and Contents pages in 'The Haw Lantern'.
Main Creator: Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013
Extent: 108 pages; 3 folders.
Call Number: MS 49,493/84 (Manuscripts Reading Room)
Rights: Subject to the provisions of the Copyright Act 2000, the papers in this collection are in copyright. It is necessary to obtain the express permission of the copyright owner before reproducing any material from this collection.