(Numbers refer to Sections of the poem 'Station Island' by Seamus Heaney,
a narrative sequence, an autobiographical
quest concerned with 'the growth of a poet's mind'. Heaney's pilgrim is
on an inner journey and proceeds through a series
of encounters which lead him back into the world which formed him and then
forward to face the crises of the present.)
I (Start of journey to Lough Derg)
I Encounter with ghost of Sabbath-breaker Simon Sweeney from the poet's youth.
I Warning 'Stay clear of all processions'.