When a Poet Dies the Music Stops; When An Irish Poet Dies the Music Flies

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Irish poet, Seamus Heaney -- esteemed, brilliant, humble, plaintive and true -- crossed o`er the hoary sea today. He died at 74 in Dublin after a brief illness. He was known for many poems; he won the Noble prize in literature and has been globally recognized as Ireland’s greatest poet since William Butler Yeats. Michael Longley, a Belfast poet and close friend of Heaney, recalled chatting with Heaney over whiskey and beer earlier this month at a western Irish literary festival: "He was a … [Read more...]

Hail the Poets! Salute the Lunatics!

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Welcome to my world! It is a glorious, upside-down landscape where clouds are mountains and trees hang downward as if baptized in wide blue sea. Can you see it? Take your time. If you need to, stand on your head. The blog title arises from one of G.K. Chesterton’s most astonishing and yet little known novels titled The Poet and the Lunatics (Darwen Finlayson Limited, 1929,1962).  The book’s protagonist is an artist named Gabriel Gale, who steps in to assist local police in solving a … [Read more...]


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