Day: November 5, 2010

Wraiths III , White Nights , by Seamus Heaney.

Wraiths III.  White Nights   Furrow-plodders in spats and bright-clasped brogues Are cradling bags and hoisting beribboned drones As their skilled neck-pullers’ fingers force the chanters   And the whole band starts rehearsing Its stupendous, swaggering march Inside the hall. Meanwhile   One twilight field and summer hedge away We wait for the learner who will stay behind Piping by stops and starts,   Making an injured music for us alone, Early-to-beds , white-night absentees Open-eared to this day.  from, Human Chain , by Seamus Heaney , published by Faber and Faber 2010. Note : I am attaching to this short post a link entitled : Feis Teamhar , a Turn at Tara because I was there to hear the poets and musicians on that day. I believe that the Newspapers under-reported the day and did not attend to Mr Heaney’s words. He was there to celebrate Tara as a cultural centre and to support the Campaign to Save Tara . He was also there to support his nephew who was and is a Tara Campaigner …