"Scaffolding"






Masons, when they start upon a building, 
Are careful to test out the scaffolding; 

Make sure that planks won't slip at busy points, 
Secure all ladders, tighten bolted joints. 

And yet all this comes down when the job's done 
Showing off walls of sure and solid stone. 

So if, my dear, there sometimes seems to be 
Old bridges breaking between you and me 

Never fear. We may let the scaffolds fall
Confident that we have built our wall.

Seamus Heaney
Hat tip: @anumsays

2 comments:

7f7fdae0-4e20-11e4-bdc2-8f84ee9c5924 said...

amazing. brought me to tears. sending you well wished from NYC

AL said...

When did your blog become so dark? :O