There is a great tenderness in this poem. Thank you for posting it, T.
Very poignant T. given my FILs announcement to us yesterday about moving to a Retirement home. It seems, since the death of his wife, he cannot bear the lonliness.
Oh, the rhymes in this poem are so magnificent. Thank you for the video as well -- what a pleasure it was to hear the man's voice. I once had a ticket to hear him read and speak at UCLA, but at the last minute he cancelled and I was just devastated. Heaney's poem from "The Cure at Troy" is one of my favorites -- a passage from it the inspiration for my book that I've been working on for years.
I love the emphasis of this poem - so very poignant.
A shared act often relieves grief, if only temporarily, and he captures this so well. Amazing.
Perfect. As good as poetry gets. Thank you.
What a lovely poem. Thank you.