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(8/30/2013 4:24:00 PM)
" I sat all morning in the college sickbay" Do you remember the first time you heard that line. I don't really, it was either late primary or early secondary school. At the time it didn't have much of an impact or so I thought, even though it was discussed and dissected at length. Funny that twenty years later I would find myself trawling the internet looking for that same work. Must have had more of an impact than I had thought. So simple in its composition and yet so intricate. One that could almost be remembered in its entirety after all that time. Christ, it must have had more of an impact. There where others too by Frost and Tennyson but Heaney stuck in the mind so well. I wonder if it brought tears to his eyes when he came across it twenty years later whilst sorting through old manuscripts or did he realize that it had touched a young boy so deeply that it would surface in my mind after all those years. But I suppose that was the intention. What a feeling, to know you will live forever.
Rest In Peace Seamus.