Heaney, whose work includes Digging and Tollund
Man, was made a EX-Commandeur of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French ministry of culture in 1996.
In a sonnet called Excavation & Recovery, Jamie perhaps casts a Bronze Age logboat as her Tollund
Man, this relic given up by Tay mud, but her focus shifts to the river, to the means and not the end.
Bill had read about other bog mummies - there was a very famous one in Denmark called the Tollund
Man that was found in the 50s - so he wondered, if peat has all these marvellous qualities to preserve people's skin, why not use it in skincare?
We have been looking at 'mysteries' in history, stories of things such as Jack the Ripper and the Tollund
Man, where we have to think about what could have happened.
So too with the anxious influence of finding a place to which to return, Fiacc's lines in 'By the Black Stream'--'Cold, bare, not predictable/Poor, bare, crossed in grain'--find a fascinating resonance in Heaney's masterful 'The Tollund
Allen suggests that, as Heaney writes in Tollund
," "Things had moved on.
2) The poem Bogland appears in the collection Door Into The Dark (1969); The Tollund
Man and Nerthus in Wintering Out (1972); Belderg, Bog Queen, The Grauballe Man, Punishment, Come to the Bower, Strange Fruit and Kinship in North (1975).
Over the years, I have visited other such finds in Denmark and beyond and on one memorable trip, I was to meet Hans Helbaek, whose botanical studies on the food debris of Tollund
and Grauballe guts ser a standard not surpassed since.
In The Tollund
Man in Springtime the Tollund
Man who passes 'Unregistered by scans, screens, hidden eyes' lapping time in himself, finds 'Newfound contrariness':
There is a glimmer of a central theme, which emerges in "The Tollund
Man in Springtime," recalling earlier Heaney poems in which bodies that had been buried for centuries in the bogs of his native Ireland symbolize the perpetual blood sacrifice of ancient and modern human beings.
Man was found in a Danish peat bog in 1950.
Heaney cast himself as "an inner emigre" (18) in "Singing School," and whose speaker in "The Tollund
Man" paradoxically finds himself as "lost, / Unhappy and at home" in Denmark as in Ireland.