Seamus Heaney RIP

In 2011 I wrote to the great poet to point out that John O’Connor Power was ‘A witty profound Irishman’ in his friend Ted Hughes poem, ‘Wilfred Owen’s Photographs’.*

Two days later I was in the kitchen preparing vegetables when my mobile rang.  Immediately I recognised his warm, heart-melting brogue. A sink-side conversation followed with my favourite Irishman on my favourite subject.

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