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Heaney, Seamus. "Mossbawn Sunlight".


- dedicated to the poet's mother

- the speaker returns in his memories to his native farm

- describes the pleasant yard outdoors and shifts indoors to describe the comforting household activities of his mother, cleaning, baking scones, etc.

- describes the figure of the mother in terms of light and warmth, identifies her with sunlight



- free verse, unrhymed, yet melodic

- in the vein of Walter Pater's poem "An Angel in the House"

- a simple yet moving tribute to his mother engrossed in the housekeeping


  • Author

    Heaney, Seamus. (b. 1939).
  • Full Title

    "Mossbawn Sunlight".
  • Form


Works Cited

Heaney, Seamus. "Mossbawn Sunlight". Opened Ground: Poems 1966 - 1996. London: Faber and Faber, 1998.


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