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First draft written in 1992 after an extraordinary reading and meeting with the future Nobel Prize winner. Updated in 2010, now published after not meeting him again in Derry in 2013, the day after his death.

For Séamus Heaney

Mamo__a__story_of_geraldine_plunkett_dillon_by_isolde_obrolchain_carmodyby Isolde ÓBrolcháin Carmody15 Oct 2013

Compared to Séamus
Our thick-tongued ineloquence
Will always shame us