For my Cursus 2 project at Ircam, I have had the opportunity to read a lot of Seamus Heaney’s poems. I first heard Heaney at a talk while at Harvard, and I was struck by his capacity of welcoming you in his world. I fell in love with some of his poems precisely for their capacity of communicating something fresh and ancient at the same time, which could describe much of who I am. A characteristic that I find difficult to find today in a lot of contemporary arts/literature. It is unfortunate that he passed away as my project was developing, but I am thankful of having had the chance to see him speaking, and to have met his works.
Here you can find a few of his poems: