Fri September 6, 2013
Is There Any Meaning In Poet Seamus Heaney's Last Text?
Originally published on Fri September 6, 2013 2:20 pm
Commentator Andrei Codrescu reflects on the text message written by poet Seamus Heaney just before he died. In Latin he wrote to his wife "do not be afraid." The 74-year-old Heaney died in a Dublin hospital last week. Codrescu says no great meaning should be implied — it was just a personal message to his wife.