On the Feast of St. Patrick…

On this most Irish of feast days I reprise a link from one of the last posts on our old blog site.

Seamus Heaney’s “St. Kevin and the Blackbird” captures something of the spirit of St. Patrick, as well as St. Francis in this poem. But most of all for me it is grounded from first line to last in an act of Christian prayer and, as all good poetry (and prayer) must, leads the reader into life. I encourage any who may read this to follow the link to the poem where it can be read (with the copyright holder’s approval) and where you may listen to Heaney read it as well.

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