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Death of a Naturalist by Seamus Heaney
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Read from March 07 to September 30, 2011 — I own a copy , read count: 2

I like the poems in this edition. They are short, generally fairly metric, have excellent phrases and ideas, and something can be gained from them on the first (or sometimes second) reading.

The collection moves nicely as well, from childhood on the farm to adult themes such as love and work, before a very nice finish about how Seamus writes poems now to see himself, rather than staring into wells as he did in childhood.
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