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Thread #152057   Message #3554916
Posted By: Kampervan
01-Sep-13 - 01:29 AM
Thread Name: Seamus Heaney - your favourite poem
Subject: RE: Seamus Heaney - your favourite poem
MoH - Very brave,adding your own words to that poem, but, IMHO, I think that it works and certainly holds true to the sentiment of the original.

It's very moving and understated but no less powerful for that.

Mid Term Break appealed to me too, although having read it through once, when I came to read it aloud for a second time I found it difficult to speak the last line. I think that it perfectly echoes the feelings of bewilderment that would go through an adolescent's mind at a time like that.

Thanks for the postings.

K/van