Round Ireland with an iPhone: Belfast#2

Hello again from Belfast Botanical Gardens. Several weeks of mid-summer heat, a rare enough treat in these climes, along with intermittent heavy rain, have brought about a magnificent swathe of blooms of all colours and variations. Most striking is the wild flower patch with deep blue cornflowers and lazy daisies. I’m doing the best I can to squeeze in a morning walk around Botanic at least once each week and catching a coffee with Fintan or a daughter into the bargain. While I tend to enjoy each season for it’s unique beauties, for now summer’s where it’s at. Happy Summertime folks!

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Seamus Heaney’s Legacy and Thank You Paul Muldoon

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/festival/2008/10/history-and-hom.html?mobify=0

Click the link above or the image below for the actual conversation between Paul Muldoon and the late, great Seamus Heaney.

My graduation day at Queen’s University Belfast was graced by an honorary guest, a Queen’s Alumnus himself, the wonderful poet Paul Muldoon. How exhilarating then to find this lovely video of Paul Muldoon in conversation with our sadly deceased Seamus Heaney. Please enjoy this clip from the New Yorker Festival a couple of years ago.

Do also please look up some of their work for a truly uplifting take on life and the search for ‘true understanding’, a term Heaney was often heard to quote from Basho’s definition of poetry.

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