As writers and readers, as sinners and citizens, our realism and our aesthetic sense make us wary of crediting the positive note.
Quote by Seamus Heaney
Seamus Heaney Quotes
A public expectation, it has to be said, not of poetry as such but of...
Without needing to be theoretically instructed, consciousness quickly realizes that it is the site of...
In fact, in lyric poetry, truthfulness becomes recognizable as a ring of truth within the...
Even if the last move did not succeed, the inner command says move again.
Whether it be a matter of personal relations within a marriage or political initiatives within...
Even if the hopes you started out with are dashed, hope has to be maintained.
I credit poetry for making this space-walk possible.
When I first encountered the name of the city of Stockholm, I little thought that...
Then as the years went on and my listening became more deliberate, I would climb...
There is risk and truth to yourselves and the world before you.
The Ireland I now inhabit is one that these Irish contemporaries have helped to imagine.
But that citizen's perception was also at one with the truth in recognizing that the...
Manifesting that order of poetry where we can at last grow up to that which...