Seamus Heaney

Nerthus
by Seamus Heaney
[from Wintering Out (Faber & Faber, 1972)]

For beauty, say an ash-fork staked in peat,
Its long grains gathering to the gouged split;

A seasoned, unsleeved taker of the weather
Where kesh and loaning finger out to heather.




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