What does Poetry do?

Malcolm Guite: "I once had a conversation with the poet Seamus Heaney on when poetry lives and works in people, as opposed to being printed on a page or worse still, studied in a university somewhere -  when does it actually become poetry?  We both agreed that it first becomes poetry when it shimmers into …

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Sea and Seamus

Today I discovered both this poem and this sea based fused glass sculpture ("Crashing Wave" by Helen Grierson).  They seem to belong well together.   Postscript And some time make the time to drive out west Into County Clare, along the Flaggy Shore, In September or October, when the wind And the light are working …