What we leave behind: poetry, music, and Seamus Heaney
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CitationMeg Tyler. 2017. "What We Leave Behind: Poetry, Music, and Seamus Heaney." Five Points: A Journal of Literature and Art, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp. 159 - 167.
Seamus Heaney’s death in late summer, 2013, came as a shock and is now a residual sadness. I miss his guidance, his humanity, his humor. Heaney’s presence, through the poems, has been a richly-colored thread connecting each stage of my life—or at least of how I made sense of them. I sometimes think most everything I do is still stitched with his color (the color of a woodland in bloom). . . .