Farewell Seamus Heaney

The voice of Ireland’s

most beloved scribe

has fallen silent.

The quill that

traversed blank page

to tell us his most inner

thoughts and feelings

now dry of ink.

Gone to chat with

Kavanagh, Moore, Wordsworth

and other literary titans.

To wander on his cloud

above a host of Daffodils

enthralling angels

with his soft Irish voice.

A voice that will reverberate

forever in the annals of time.

As a deep sorrow hangs

in the Derry air

and a soft mist weeps

over Mossbawn,

we bid you farewell.


By Harry Mullins

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