Seamus Heaney - Stern

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Seamus Heaney reads the first stanza of his poem Stern - On Ted Hughes and T. S. Eliot

Stern
by Seamus Heaney (1939-)

In memory of Ted Hughes

"And what was it like," I asked him,
"Meeting Eliot?"
"When he looked at you",
He said, "it was like standing on a quay
Watching the prow of the Queen Mary
Come towards you, very slowly."

Now it seems
I'm standing on a pierhead watching him
All the while watching me as he rows out
And a wooden end-stopped stern
Labours and shimmers and dips,
Making no real headway.

Here is Heaney reading the full poem: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xmpllh

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