All I know is a door into the dark. SEAMUS HEANEY The Forge
Apparently Seamus Heaney's last words to his wife, Marie, sent to her in a text message just minutes before he died, were: 'Noli timere' ('Don't be afraid'). I find this so rich, so caring, so poignant. He's telling her: 'Don't be afraid for me. And don't be afraid without me. And don't be afraid of your own death. It's all right.' And he writes in Latin, a language he loved. All this I find incredibly moving.