The Haw Lantern. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1987. Limited Edition of 250 Numbered Copies, Signed by Seamus Heaney. Pp, 52. Fine copy in maroon cloth, housed in slipcase. 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.