RIP Seamus Heaney (Poet and Nobel Laureate)

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by allezfred, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. allezfred

    allezfred Old and Immature Admin 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 Old and Immature Admin 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.
     
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    allezfred Old and Immature Admin Staff Member

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