Remembering Seamus Heaney
IN memoriam Seamus Heaney (1939-2013):
The blackbird's on the lawn again
But the car's not coming back
To disturb the bird's sweet singing
The driver is no more, alas!
But both have sung their songs,
No need of scaffolding now –
They both have built their love-walls.
Time did no more allow.
So, if you hear a sweet note
Way, way up there on the air
O'er Clifden, Mossbawn, Glanmore
Tune in – they're both still singing there.
Some songs have wild long echoes
In human hearts and soul,
For when the singers sang them
They pierced right to our core.