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Poetry - anyone with WB Yeats or Seamus Heaney knowledge?

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Savvyandchips Sat 06-Jan-18 17:08:31

It's a longshot but I'm looking for some appropriate words from a poem by either of these two poets to go on my mums gravestone. She was a huge lover of poetry but I'm not particularly knowledgeable unfortunately. They both appear to have a vast array of poems so trying to find something suitable isn't easy! Just a line or two. Would be really fitting. Is this even the best place to post?! Thank in advance

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Bloomed Sat 06-Jan-18 17:18:58

Yeats wrote Parnell's funeral which has the words 'Brightness remains' and 'a brighter star shoots down'

AuntieStella Sat 06-Jan-18 17:26:34

I was browsing some Heaney for you (and remembering how much I like his words) and came across this, which is more for you than for the gravestone:

"At a certain age, the light that you live in is inhabited by the shades…I’m very conscious that people dear to me are alive in my imagination…These people are with me. It’s just a stage of your life when the death of people doesn’t banish them out of your consciousness, They’re part of the light in your head."

hesterton Sat 06-Jan-18 18:12:19

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Bloomed Sat 06-Jan-18 18:18:19

That's a gorgeous poem

Savvyandchips Sat 06-Jan-18 18:38:56

Some lovely suggestions thank you. Choked up now. Isle of innisfree was definitely one she liked.

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AdaColeman Sat 06-Jan-18 18:46:53

"Tread softly because you tread on my dreams."

The last line from my favourite poem, The Cloths of Heaven by Yeats.

AdaColeman Sat 06-Jan-18 18:48:47

So sorry about the loss of your Mum Savvy. thanks

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