The Door Was Open And The House Was Dark is the title of the third-last poem in Human Chain. Seamus wrote it in memory of his dear friend David Hammon(...)

A piper leading the funeral of Seamus Heaney through Bellaghy yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Seamus Heaney was laid to rest yesterday evening in a country churchyard in south Derry under the shade of sycamore and ash trees.“May the green sods (...)