Seamus Heaney Quotes About Father

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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
"The dotted line my father's ashplant madeOn Sandymount StrandIs something else the tide won't wash away." ~ Seamus Heaney
"Meanwhile, the swordbegan to wilt into gory icicles, to slather and thaw. It was a wonderful thing, the way it all melted as ice melts when the Father eases the fetters off the frostand unravels the water-ropes. He who wields powerover time and tide: He is the true Lord." ~ Seamus Heaney
"I want away to the house of death, to my father under the low, clay roof." ~ Seamus Heaney
"I suppose you could say my father's world was Thomas Hardy and my mother's D.H. Lawrence." ~ Seamus Heaney
"And a young prince must be prudent like that,giving freely while his father livesso that afterwards, in age when fighting startssteadfast companions will stand by himand hold the line." ~ Seamus Heaney
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I prefer granting with a good grace what I know I shan't be able to prevent."
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