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Saturday, August 31, 2013
Friday, August 30, 2013
Seamus Justin Heaney, 13 April 1939 to 30 August 2013. R.I.P.
"The spot is hallow'd where the good man dwells;
Though centuries have laps’d, his words and deeds
for his remotest offspring still resound” Goethe
Seamus Heaney was the ultimate poet to me; in his work, his life, his manner, his openness and accessibility. I thought of him as a friendly statue, solid, smiling as I resisted the urge to bow down in his presence. Meeting him at readings down the years he was always the same; kind, considerate, with time to talk and say hello.
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Take a moment for Rabindranath Tagore who died on this day in 1941.
I have an old copy of his Fireflies from the turn of the century and he himself said;-
"Fireflies had their origin in China and Japan where thoughts were very often claimed from me in my hand writing on fans and pieces of silk"