Scaffolding

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.

Scaffolding

 

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

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