Seamus Heaney

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Seamus Heaney

Postby Govangirl » Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:16 am

Rest in Peace. I just heard the news, a very compassionate man and the greatest of his generation. As our culture deteriorates on a daily basis this is a great loss. :(
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Re: Seamus Heaney

Postby WC1 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:43 pm

"Terraced thousands died, shaking scythes at cannon.
The hillside blushed, soaked in our broken wave.
They buried us without shroud or coffin
And in August... the barley grew up out of our grave."

Proudly Irish, he once objected strongly to his poems being included in an anthology of British verse. "My passport's green," he said. One of the truly great. Poets are the conscience of their times, and God knows we need them more than ever today.
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Re: Seamus Heaney

Postby Govangirl » Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:06 pm

Oh yes, I do so agree. When he won the 1995 Nobel Prize for Literature they said it was 'for works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth, which exalt everyday miracles and the living past'. I always thought that was beautiful and true.
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