Seamus Heaney – Mid Term Break

An emotional poem from Seamus Heaney, about encountering death at childhood.

I sat all morning in the college sick bay
Counting bells knelling classes to a close,
At two o’clock our neighbours drove me home.
In the porch I met my father crying–
He had always taken funerals in his stride–
And Big Jim Evans saying it was a hard blow.
The baby cooed and laughed and rocked the pram
When I came in, and I was embarrassed
By old men standing up to shake my hand
And tell me they were “sorry for my trouble,”
Whispers informed strangers I was the eldest,
Away at school, as my mother held my hand
In hers and coughed out angry tearless sighs.
At ten o’clock the ambulance arrived
With the corpse, stanched and bandaged by the nurses.
Next morning I went up into the room. Snowdrops
And candles soothed the bedside; I saw him
For the first time in six weeks. Paler now,
Wearing a poppy bruise on the left temple,
He lay in the four foot box as in a cot.
No gaudy scars, the bumper knocked him clear.
A four foot box, a foot for every year.

By Seamus Heaney

Jess3.com – a intriguing data visualisation company.

I stumbled across Jess3.com across my various ventures online. – data visualisation company. Infographics are a great way to visualise and communicate data, and Jess3 do a great job of it.

Similar to my previous post that involve infographics (from VisionMobile, and InstantShift), I have chosen one of my favourite infographic from Jess3 below..it represents the geosocial universe, which showcases the current size major social networks and the companies involved, as a universe with planets, stars, and a sun.

Also, this is a great article from techcrunch.com on the current geosocial universe, if you want to find out more.

Prasanna Ellanti:

“God is about faith, and religion is a certain way of belief – I am faithful and not religious!”


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