After “L’Aquilone” by Giovanni Pascoli (1855-1912) (by Seamus Heaney)

Original Text: 
Seamus Heaney, Human Chain (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010). This poem is reproduced on the Griffin Prize Web Site (from a volume on the 2011 International Shortlist).
1Air from another life and time and place,
2Pale blue heavenly air is supporting
3A white wing beating high against the breeze,
The rest of the poem cannot be displayed due to copyright restrictions.
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
2011