DSCN1342 - Version 3In Memoriam: Seamus Heaney    30 August 2013  

They extolled his heroic nature and exploits
and gave thanks for his greatness; which was the proper
for a man should praise a prince whom he holds dear
and cherish his memory when that moment comes
when he has to be convoyed from his bodily home.
Heaney, Seamus. Beowulf : A New Verse Translation. New York: Norton, 2000.

            ll. 3173-3177.

The death of the poet was kept from his poems.

Auden, W. H. “In Memory of W. B. Yeats (d. Jan. 1939)” W. H. Auden: Collected Poems.

         Ed. Edward Mendelson. New York: Random, 1976.


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