seamus on edward

Brown, M. (2013), ‘New Seamus Heaney poem published’, The Guardian, 26 Oct

Seamus Heaney

‘Matthew Hollis, who wrote Now All Roads Lead to France, the award-winning accountof Thomas’s final years, said that of all of his poems Heaney “said that this was perhaps his favourite.”

Hollis added: “He admired what he called its ‘Homeric plane’: the way a local conversation shadowed events on the world’s field.

“He savoured what he termed its apparent ‘dailiness’, its lower key that disguised, in his phrase, ‘a big wheel of danger’ turning behind it.”‘