‘The Leveret’ by Michael Longley

‘The Leveret’

by Michael Longley

“This is your first night in Carrigskeewaun.
The Owennadornaun is so full of rain
You arrived in Paddy Morrison’s tractor,
A bumpy approach in your father’s arms
To the cottage where, all of one year ago,
You were conceived, a fire-seed in the hearth…”

You can read the complete poem here. Michael Longley was born on this day in 1939, you can read more of his work through Surrey Libraries.

Want more? Take a look at our Words in Focus book, full of great work by Surrey Poets.

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