The Haw Lantern. London: Faber, 1987. First trade edition. Pp, 51. Fine copy in d.j. Signed by Heaney on title page. Poems exploring the theme of loss, and in particular a sonnet sequence concerning the death of the poet's mother, are joined in the Haw Lantern by meditations on the conscience of the writer & exercises in an allegorical vein.