Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Reading Seamus Heaney

I sit by the kitchen window
reading Seamus Heaney aloud
and I almost miss
the hummingbird sipping
the red and blue salvia,
clearly favoring the red,
but I see the movment
first and then look directly
at his fluttering wings keeping
his blue-green body,
a fine honed jewel in motion,
motionless, hovering like
a poem by Seamus Heaney.

I’m over at TweetSpeak Poetry today, with an article on Seamus Heaney, the Nobel Prize winner and master gem-cutter (poet). The article is a review of his Human Chain: Poems. Please visit TweetSpeak, and let me know what you think.

I’ll also be submitting this poem to Open Mike Night at dVerse Poets. The links will be live at 2 p.m. Central time today.


Anonymous said...

wonderful poem...

Anonymous said...

links and chains
chains and links
tender kindness
shall reap
a long golden

Martha Jane Orlando said...

Grand imagery of the tiny hummingbird.

Brian Miller said...

hovering like a poem...nice glynn...love hummingbirds...so beautiful and delicate...great imagery...and allusion...

S. Etole said...

another good one ... is it time to publish a book of poems?

Shawn said...

I loved the hummingbird hovering. Wonderfully done!

Joshua A. Spotts said...

Good poem, Glynn! I love Seamus Heaney by the way.