Death of Irish Poet Seamus Heaney

Posted on September 1, 2013 by Judy | Filed under: Celebrant, Eulogy

I love words.  I adore poetry.  So it was sad that the pen of Seamus Heaney is stilled by his death this week, following a recent illness.  The tributes have poured in from across the world, and doubtless the eulogy at his funeral tomorrow will be eloquent, as befits the man.

Today, I listened to a BBC Radio 4 recording of Seamus reading a selection of his own poetry and it was intensely moving.  He always intended his poetry should be heard, rather than read.

Seamus Heaney