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"Human beings suffer,They torture one another,They get hurt and get hard.No poem or play or songCan fully right a wrongInflicted and endured.The innocent in gaolsBeat on their bars together.A hunger-striker's fatherStands in the graveyard dumb.The police widow in veilsFaints at the funeral home.History says, don't hopeOn this side of the grave.But then, once in a lifetimeThe longed-for tidal waveOf justice can rise up,And hope and history rhyme.So hope for a great sea-changeOn the far side of revenge.Believe that further shoreIs reachable from here.Believe in miracleAnd cures and healing wells.Call miracle self-healing:The utter, self-revealingDouble-take of feeling.If there's fire on the mountainOr lightning and stormAnd a god speaks from the skyThat means someone is hearingThe outcry and the birth-cryOf new life at its term." ~ Seamus Heaney
"So hope for a great sea-changeOn the far side of revenge.Believe that further shoreIs reachable from here.Believe in miraclesAnd cures and healing wells." ~ Seamus Heaney
"In fact, in lyric poetry, truthfulness becomes recognizable as a ring of truth within the medium itself." ~ Seamus Heaney
"A public expectation, it has to be said, not of poetry as such but of political positions variously approvable by mutually disapproving groups." ~ Seamus Heaney
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...and I wondered, not for the first time, if some of life's tragedy arose when people put themselves in situations they were not by nature suited for."
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