Seamus Heaney #OnThisDay

On the 30th of August 2013 the poet Seamus Heaney died in Dublin

‘Between my finger and my thumb

The squat pen rests.

I’ll dig with it.’

from ‘Digging’

He was born on 13 April, 1939 in rural County Derry, in Northern Ireland.

Among the many honours he received was the the Nobel Prize in Literature for ‘works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth’ in 1995.

This documentary is available to view on YouYube.

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