It was with heavy hearts we received the news of Seamus Heaney passing away today.
We decided to leave you with one of our favourite poems (there are so many) written by this inspiring Irish poet.
by Seamus Heaney
Masons, when they start upon a building,
Are careful to test out the scaffolding;
Make sure that planks won’t slip at busy points,
Secure all ladders, tighten bolted joints.
And yet all this comes down when the job’s done
Showing off walls of sure and solid stone.
So if, my dear, there sometimes seem to be
Old bridges breaking between you and me
Never fear. We may let the scaffolds fall
Confident that we have built our wall.
If you have extra time here is a little video of this poem read by Seamus Heaney
handsome and pretty