Digging For Words

Hey everyone. A poem in memory of Seamus Heaney who died today at the age of 74 I’ve called it Digging For Words I hope you enjoy the read.

Digging For Words

From the agricultural work of his father to the Irish nationalism
of his community
death and hailstones
showed the crueller side of nature
a topic often used by the poet god has now called home
his spirit will forever sing
far beyond his south Derry homelands where his heart will rest in peace
hailstones will only rain on the enemies of poetry liberty and freedom of speech
and poets will be thankful
to a man who went digging for words
and found a goldmine
before reaching the rainbow

@ Gayle Smith 2013

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