Anything can Happen by Seamus Heaney
Listen to the poem being read by the poet himself
Anything can Happen
What feelings does it arise in you?
Account for the reason why this poem was read on that particular date. Use quotations.
Here there is another poem about the same theme:
|by Matthew Abuelo
a nation under siege.
The syndicates waiting the wings
from the east,
Bring the gods of New York to their knees
with the sound of a mean freight train that slices
through the silent brain of night.
Is this the voice of the great powers?
The western bankers?
The eastern sand soldiers of their ancestors that call us back to the night?
Is this the voice of the great families?
those Robber Barons
the Bin Ladens,
“What ever you do, don’t let them know what you’re doing. For God’s sake, don’t let the people know what’s happening.”
OK, you of the great powers,
the world bankers,
the oil syndicates,
the great eastern czars,
You who fed on the brains and souls that are not your and never will be yours.
Is this the voice of the great world powers?
“And whatever you do, don’t let the contra deals leak out.”
Down in the veins of America,
Anthrax breeds in rivers of sadness and endless news.
Did you know the undivided mind is the undivided perception that pulses along the Medulla Oblongata up through the cerebral cortex
with bitterness and rage?
What calls your attention?
Who are the people mentioned? What does the writer mean by alluding to them?
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