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Mary Morstan Female, 54, New Zealand (8/30/2013 6:14:00 AM)

RIP Seamus Heaney - irreplaceable

Postscript

And some time make the time to drive out west
Into County Clare, along the Flaggy Shore,
In September or October, when the wind
And the light are working off each other
So that the ocean on one side is wild
With foam and glitter, and inland among stones
The surface of a slate-grey lake is lit
By the earthed lightening of flock of swans,
Their feathers roughed and ruffling, white on white,
Their fully-grown headstrong-looking heads
Tucked or cresting or busy underwater.
Useless to think you'll park or capture it
More thoroughly. You are neither here nor there,
A hurry through which known and strange things pass
As big soft buffetings come at the car sideways
And catch the heart off guard and blow it open.

Seamus Heaney

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  • Rookie S. A. S. (8/30/2013 9:30:00 PM) Post reply
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    Every word has its place, and every person...

  • Freshman - 1,020 Points Peter Stavropoulos (8/30/2013 4:42:00 PM) Post reply

    Rich use of words. We're all the poorer today. R.I.P. Seamus

  • Rookie Dave Bosworth (8/30/2013 2:02:00 PM) Post reply

    such luscious moving work. go with god

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