Seamus Heaney

Like many, I was and am sad that Irish poet Seamus Heaney died on August 30. I’m re-reading his poems, savoring again his attention to nature, his Irish pride and his deep humanity. Here’s a wonderful article about his work and his life. I love the last lines, a quote from an interview in which he said, “poetry tries to help you to be a truer, purer, wholer being.”


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