Door into the Dark

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Door into the Dark
First edition (Faber and Faber)
Author Seamus Heaney
Language English
Publisher Faber and Faber
Publication date
Media type Print
Pages 64 pp
ISBN 9780571101269
Preceded by Death of a Naturalist
Followed by 'Wintering Out'

Door into the Dark (1969) is a poetry collection by Seamus Heaney, who received the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature. Poems include "Requiem for the Croppies", "Thatcher" and "The Wife's Tale". Heaney has been recorded reading this collection on the Seamus Heaney Collected Poems album.


  • Night-Piece
  • Gone
  • Dream
  • The Outlaw
  • The Salmon Fisher to the Salmon
  • The Forge
  • Thatcher
  • The Peninsula
  • In Gallarus Oratory
  • Girls Bathing, Galway, 1965
  • Requiem for the Croppies
  • Rite of Spring
  • Undine
  • The Wife's Tale
  • Mother
  • Cana Revisited
  • Elegy for a Still-born Child
  • Victorian Guitar
  • Night Drive
  • At Ardboe Point
  • Relic of Memory
  • A Lough Neagh Sequence 1. Up the Shore
  • A Lough Neagh Sequence 2. Beyond Sargasso
  • A Lough Neagh Sequence 3. Bait
  • A Lough Neagh Sequence 4. Setting
  • A Lough Neagh Sequence 5. Lifting
  • A Lough Neagh Sequence 6. The Return
  • A Lough Neagh Sequence 7. Vision
  • The Given Note
  • Whinlands
  • The Plantation
  • Shoreline
  • Bann Clay
  • Bogland

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