The Haw Lantern. London: Faber, 1987. First Edition. Pp, 51. Fine copy in dust jacket.
Bookplate Signed by Heaney pasted to front free endpaper.
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.