When I came across this poem for the first time yesterday, it was love at first read. A stumbled-upon gift that stilled time for a few beautiful seconds.
As with all of Seamus Heaney's work, this poem is subtly clever, so linguistically astute yet at the same time, laden with authentic emotion. Perfection.
The Rescue - Seamus Heaney
In drifts of sleep I came upon you
Buried to your waist in snow.
You reached your arms out: I came to
Like water in a dream of thaw.