The Haw Lantern. London: Faber, 1987. First Edition. Pp 51. Red cloth boards, in pictorial dust jacket.
Signed & dated by Heaney on the 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.