Friday, July 01, 2016

Sad news …

… Poet Sir Geoffrey Hill dies aged 84. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

I spent a very pleasant evening with Sir Geoffrey (who was still just Geoffrey then) some years ago at Manhattan's 92d Street Y. I remember how interested he became when I told him we were both the sons of police officers. Regarding which, he said: "It really is a brotherhood, isn't it?"

Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him.

Oh, and he was a great poet.

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