Monday, September 2, 2013

Seamus Heaney

In the last few days, thousands of people will be remembering the day the met Seamus Heaney; experiencing the sadness one experiences on losing a friend. He had that ability, with gentle smile and generous engagement, to make a stranger a friend in a fleeting exchange.

It seems appropriate to listen again to his beautiful poem ‘When all the others were away at Mass’, now that those encounters are memories.

This links to footage of him reciting some of his most famous poems; ‘When all the others were away at Mass’ is included.

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