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I.xi.4. Manuscript and typescript drafts of poems, some of which were collected in 'Seeing Things',

1988-1990.

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Main Creator: Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013
Summary:Included are worksheets containing drafts of 'The Biretta', 'A Basket of Chestnuts', 'Glanmore Revisited', 'The Pitchfork', 'The Ash Plant', 'A lightning plot', 'The Perimeter, 'The Maze' (collected as 'A Royal Prospect'), 'The Schoolbag', 'I.I.87', 'An August Night', 'The First Words' (collected in 'The Tree Clock', 1990), 'The Names of the Hare', 'A Retrospect' (fragment), 'Man and Boy' (fragment) and poems from the sequence collectively titled 'Squarings'.


Also included are drafts of untitled poems beginning 'To stir illicitly and feel each small/dangerous outburst', 'Imagine, high in a hedge, you are old hay', 'Seven years. The usual spellbound term' and 'Something very old stood watching swallows' and a draft contents page.
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In Collection: Seamus Heaney Literary Papers, 1963-2010
Format: MANUSCRIPT
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Notes:Taken from a single file originally marked as 'Seeing Things' by Heaney.

Some drafts are dated, and cover the period 4 December 1988 to 8 December 1990.

Department of Manuscripts, National Library of Ireland. There are additional Seamus Heaney manuscripts held in the Department of Manuscripts (MS 41,932/1-3). This consists of manuscript and typescript drafts of the poem 'Sweeney Astray', with additional notes on early Irish poetry;

Physical description: 193 pages; 4 folders.

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Arrangement:Sub-fonds
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I.xi.4. Manuscript and typescript drafts of poems, some of which were collected in 'Seeing Things',

1988-1990.
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In Collection: Seamus Heaney Literary Papers, 1963-2010
Description:Included are worksheets containing drafts of 'The Biretta', 'A Basket of Chestnuts', 'Glanmore Revisited', 'The Pitchfork', 'The Ash Plant', 'A lightning plot', 'The Perimeter, 'The Maze' (collected as 'A Royal Prospect'), 'The Schoolbag', 'I.I.87', 'An August Night', 'The First Words' (collected in 'The Tree Clock', 1990), 'The Names of the Hare', 'A Retrospect' (fragment), 'Man and Boy' (fragment) and poems from the sequence collectively titled 'Squarings'.
Also included are drafts of untitled poems beginning 'To stir illicitly and feel each small/dangerous outburst', 'Imagine, high in a hedge, you are old hay', 'Seven years. The usual spellbound term' and 'Something very old stood watching swallows' and a draft contents page.
Main Creator: Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013
Extent:193 pages; 4 folders.
Format:Manuscript
Call Number: MS 49,493/88 (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.