A farewell poem for Seamus Heaney
Poem from Irish poet captures “a little flavour of his own work”
One of IrishCentral’s regular reader sent in this poem dedicated to the late great Irish poet Seamus Heaney.
I'm sending you my An 'Irish Goodbye' - Tribute to Séamus Heaney ', who died in the Blackrock Clinic in Dublin - waiting for his operation to begin.
I have tried to capture a little flavour of his own work as I imagine his final thoughts.
No doubt you will fully understand it, but I use '....I gladly closed my eyes' because he once stated he wanted '...to die gratefully' - also: 'An Irish Goodbye' is from an article in IC where our Irish habit of '...just slipping out' is preferred to making a big fussy exit and possibly spoiling the party, was described. Thanks for that.
An 'Irish Goodbye'
Helpless by a clinical Black Rock
I lie and listen as they scrub and chatter
Now with no Voice or famous Digging Pen
I wonder if I pass - what will it matter
With no-one here to hear the Last I'd say
I gladly closed my eyes and slipped away.... Séamus x
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