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I.xi.3. Manuscript and typescript drafts of untitled, twelve line poems,

ca. 1989.

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In Collection: Seamus Heaney Literary Papers, 1963-2010
Description: Worksheets contain drafts of poems with the following first lines - 'Combed once upon a time out of a ruck'; 'Imagine, up in a hedge, you are old hay'; 'I stirred illicitly and felt each plop'; 'A molten reddishness scudding with steam'; 'Seven years. The usual spellbound term.'; 'As I broke the surface, barrelling along'; 'The River Foyle, the Roe, the quick Moyola'; 'It was so much it can hardly be written'; 'Fates and scribbles. Strum, strum and be hanged'; 'Cotyledon, flap your Greek-filmed wings!'; 'Flaunting itself, odalisque in a ghetto'; 'In early winter, when the milk lorry'; 'Every summer the fields of the nearly blessed'; 'Bluebells under tress up on Grove Hill -'; 'Staccato and reflexive. A barrel rolled'; 'To live with the incorrigible is as much'; 'Puzzle over the zig-zag hieroglyph' and 'As you walk on air across a viewing deck'.
Main Creator: Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013
Language: English
Extent: 44 pages.
Call Number: MS 49,493/87 (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.