RIP Seamus Heaney (Poet and Nobel Laureate)

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  1. allezfred

    allezfred Upsetting Canadians Since 2004 Staff Member

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    Finnice Well-Known Member

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    "The great test over, while the gut´s still humming,/ This time it travels out of all knowing/ Perfectly aimed towards the vacant centre."
    It is from Seamus Heaney´s poem In Memoriam: Robert Fitzgerald.

    Heaney wrote great poetry, which surely will live on and on.
    Allezfred, good that you had the pleasure of meet him several times!
     
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    allezfred Upsetting Canadians Since 2004 Staff Member

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    Yes, I'm sure it will. He was already mentioned with the greats of Irish literature like Joyce, Yeats, Shaw and Beckett before he passed away.
     
  5. allezfred

    allezfred Upsetting Canadians Since 2004 Staff Member

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    Seamus Heaney's funeral takes place today. You can find full coverage here.