Found Prose

3 prose-poems celebrate places, people and routine events of school-aged boyhood. Freedom from the particular demands poetry imposes of its creator leaves us with a sense of Heaney-unplugged speaking from the heart. The Lagans Road Heaney walks the iconic road already featured in the Edward Thomas poem towards to a rite of passage – ┬áhis first day at Primary School – destined to open up a host of new experiences and sense data and set him on the road ultimately to successful independence. Heaney is an excellent landscape-painter in words, providing detail that both he and the attentive reader can envision: the physical road, the characteristically poorly maintained, infrequently used country road; the bog-side situation and its flora … in […]