Treasure Island

Shahzia Batool

(Pakistan)

The Elegiac Heaney Sleeps Now!


After having poured forth the poetic art,
experiencing the conflicting feeling all inside,
having the hand on a note of hope,
adorning the literary canvas by the sound strokes
of lyrical beauty and deep critiques,
listening to the sounds of nature with a greedy ear,
mourning many a dear partings in profound elegies;
after having celebrated the beauty, and the intensity
of the earthly existence,
justifying every beat of his heart,
the dear poet's eyes are closed for the world
in hope to watch more wonders to ensue after death...
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may his soul rest in peace! ! !

Submitted: Saturday, August 31, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, September 03, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Seamus Heaney-
Irish writer and poet, who won the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature, died on Friday,30th August,2013...at the age of 74...
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when asked about his abiding interest in creating the memorials and death-poems, he replied, 'The Elegiac Heaney? There's nothing else! '

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  • Dinesh Nair (9/3/2013 9:19:00 AM)

    A true tribute and thanks indeed for reminding of his death which was not noticed by me in the media. (Report) Reply

  • Sallam Yassin (9/2/2013 2:23:00 PM)

    to mourn the song
    with song
    mourning peace with peace
    u put a rose
    where the wisdom in tomb of rose
    Cry of rose (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (9/1/2013 3:50:00 PM)

    Beautiful tribute to the great poet Heaney. A poet never dies. A poet lives through his poems. Heaney will always be a legend. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Kashif Rana (8/31/2013 3:40:00 PM)

    A very great farewell in a Poetic way to a Legend. This is heart touching. And the way you have described his doing in suggestions is terrific. (Report) Reply

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