Death of a Naturalist by Seamus Heaney

By Seamus Heaney

Among my finger and my thumb The squat pen rests; comfortable as a gun. -- from 'Digging' With its lyrical and descriptive powers, loss of life of a Naturalist marked the auspicious debut of 1 of the century's best poets.

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40 „Fort mit dem Melkeimer! U n d laß die schönen Schafherden stehen! Komm hierher, sei Richter und Schiedsmann himmlischer Göttinnen! Auf! " Also rief er. Paris aber heftete sein mildes Auge auf sie und suchte die Schönheit von jeder in Ruhe zu schätzen. Er sah den Glanz blauer Augen, besah einen Hals, an dem Goldschmuck schimmerte, und musterte die Schönheit einer jeden, (135) selbst an den Fersen von hinten, sogar an den Sohlen der Füße.

Hermione irrte nun, getäuscht von trugvollen Träumen, (370) und wähnte die Mutter zu sehen; da rief das Mädchen voller Überraschung, mochte es der Mutter noch so zürnen: „Gestern flohest du aus dem Haus und ließest mich, die im Bett des Vaters schlief, in Leid und Trauer zurück. Auf welchen Berg stieg ich nicht? A n welchem Hügel ging ich vorüber? » "Εννεπεν. » 'Ώς ή μέν πολύδακρυς ές ήέρα φωνήσασα, μητέρα μαστεύουσα, μάτην έπλάζετο κούρη. Και Κικόνων πτολίεθρα και Αίολίδος πόρον "Ελλης Δαρδανίης λιμένεσσιν ό νύμφιος ήγαγε νύμφην.

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