That's Seamus Heaney.

A monumental loss to Ireland and the English language. RIP
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RIP all the same, but bring on the onslaught of pseudo intellectuals that haven't looked at one of his poems since the Junior Cert.
Pseudo intellectuals? In The Pit?
Surely you are mistaken...

I don't think I've read him but I probably will later today.
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Here passes a legend.

Good god, it's actually quite shocked me. I grew up reading a fair bit of Heaney's poetry, and have studied it several times in higher and further education, as well as reading it quite often merely for pleasure. The man truly was a master of the art; a light that broke through a mist of splodge poets and fluff, and those determined to undermine him due to this Irish roots.

Rest in peace you fantastic man.
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I studied that poem you referenced in the OP in school
he was good, may he RIP

I still didn't get a good grade in English though
But boys will be boys and girls have those eyes
that'll cut you to ribbons, sometimes
and all you can do is just wait by the moon
and bleed if it's what she says you ought to do
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BBC already did it. Sad loss to us all
I hope it doesn't seem, like I'm young, foolish, and green.
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Y siempre
Y para siempre

Heaney was a sacrificial soul. I was very inspired by him while I was in uni and wrote a few papers on his work. I am sure he is peaceful now.
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