Saturday Poet

Rest in peace, Seamus

“Debate doesn’t really change things. It gets you bogged in deeper. If you can address or reopen the subject with something new, something from a different angle, then there is some hope…. That’s something poetry can do for you, it can entrance you for a moment above the pool of your own consciousness and your own possibilities.”

—Seamus Heaney

Between my finger and my thumb
The squat pen rests; snug as a gun.

—from Heaney's Digging

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