Tuesday Thoughts: Seamus Heaney…

A side benefit to my little one having minor surgery this morning: he lets me read poetry to him.

Don’t get me wrong, he finds some poetry to be really fun. While the other kiddos recited kid-friendly (and very funny!) poetry at his school’s annual event, he recited Poe. Yep, that’s my boy! 🙂

Today, he let me introduce him to Seamus Heaney.

So, I thought I’d share some quotes by Heaney here today.

“I’ve always associated the moment of writing with a moment of lift, of joy, of unexpected reward.”

“Poetry is always slightly mysterious, and you wonder what is your relationship to it.”

“I always believed that whatever had to be written would somehow get itself written.”

“If you have the words, there’s always a chance that you’ll find the way.”

Notice the underlying theme: writing. Some quiet inspiration for your Tuesday.


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