Thursday, February 21, 2008

How do you top a day like today?

I spent most of today workshopping poems with Michael Longley.

Let me just repeat that: I spent most of today workshopping poems with Michael Longley.

I swear if I never did another thing in my life, I could die quite happily right now! :)

This is the poem by which I first knew his work: Ceasefire. Published just days after the ceasefire in Northern Ireland was declared.

4 comments:

Colin Will said...

Michael's a lovely guy. He has family in Edinburgh, so he's quite often over in Scotland.

Debi said...

Don't you bloody dare go and die now!

Cailleach said...

He is very generous with his knowledge and time, Colin. A true gentle giant (metaphorical, of course)!

No Debi - I promise!

watermaid said...

Repeat it and keep on repeating it...
I read it twice to make sure of what I was reading.