Lovers on Aran by Seamus Heaney

How can one not be completely beguiled by the art of Seamus Heaney:

Lovers on Aran

The timeless waves, bright, sifting, broken glass,
Came dazzling around, into the rocks,
Came glinting, sifting from the Americas

To posess Aran. Or did Aran rush
to throw wide arms of rock around a tide
That yielded with an ebb, with a soft crash?

Did sea define the land or land the sea?
Each drew new meaning from the waves’ collision.
Sea broke on land to full identity.

2 responses to “Lovers on Aran by Seamus Heaney

  1. Melissa Shaw-Smith

    Such a great poet. He never failed to get to the essence of his subject. Thanks for sharing this.

    Like

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