By Seamus Heaney
A strong new assortment by means of the bestselling translator of Beowulf.
In the finland of perch, the fenland of alder, on air
That is water, on carpets of Bann movement, on hold
In the every thing flows and regular move of the world.
Seamus Heaney's new assortment travels greatly in time and house, vacationing the websites of the classical international and revisiting the poet's adolescence: rural electrification and the sunshine of old evenings are reconciled in the orbit of a unmarried lifetime. this can be a booklet approximately origins (not least, the origins of phrases) and oracles: the locations the place issues commence from, the floor of knowing — no matter if in Arcadia or Anahorish, the sanctuary at Epidaurus or the Bann valley in County Derry.
Electric Light levels from brief takes to dialog poems. The pre-Socratic knowledge that every little thing flows is held in stress with the elegizing of pals and fellow poets. those presents of recollection renew the poet's calling to assign issues their right names; once more Heaney could be heard extending his notice hoard and roll name during this, his 11th assortment.