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Bono on Seamus Heaney: 'His Words Will Be Around Forever'

@U2, August 30, 2013
By: Matt McGee

 

Bono has paid tribute to Irish poet Seamus Heaney, who died today at the age of 74. In comments posted on U2.com, Bono says he's been giving out Heaney's books of poetry to the dignitaries that he's visited this week in Africa. Here's some of what Bono had to say:

Seamus was a great, great poet. I know people throw around this phrase a lot, but his poem From the Republic of Conscience, literally changed my life.  As an activist he was the quietest storm that ever blew into town. In fact, in so many things he was a gentle genius, whose words challenged us with the grit and beauty of life as much as they gave us solace.  He wrote with a brevity that strangely spilled to the brim....

I am bewildered to think Seamus is no longer with us. Because his words will be around forever, it seemed so would he.

(Photo by Sean O'Connor and used under Creative Commons licensing.)

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