The Skylight by Seamus Heaney


…But when the slates came off, extravagant
Sky entered and held surprise wide open.
For days I felt like an inhabitant
Of that house where the man sick of the palsy
Was lowered through the roof, had his sins forgiven,
Was healed, took up his bed and walked away.

This is an excerpt from my favorite Seamus Heaney poem. Read the rest of it here, and you can buy the collection that contains it here.