Derek Mahon Death – Obituary | Poet Derek Mahon Dead – Passed Away

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Derek Mahon Death

Poet Derek Mahon Death – Obituary | Dead – Passed Away

Derek Mahon Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Derek Mahon.

We’re deeply saddened to hear reports that Derek Mahon, one of Ireland’s leading poets, has died aged 78. His poem ‘Everything is Going to be All Right’ brought us all so much comfort during lockdown: “The sun rises in spite of everything

Today, 2 October 2020, The Gallery Press announces with the deepest sorrow the death of Derek Mahon, master poet, pure artist. To his partner Sarah Iremonger and his children Rory, Katy and Maisie we send heartfelt condolences. We will miss him forever as a friend and beloved author.

Today is the anniversary of the death, in 2015, of Brian Friel, another writer whose work it has also been our privilege to publish since the 1970s.

Peace to Derek’s beautiful mind.

R.I.P Derek Mahon

AUTUMN DAY
after Rilke

Lord, it is time; the vast summer declines.
Now cast your shadow on the sun-dial
And in the meadow let the winds celebrate.
Ordain fulfilment for the last nectarines;
Grant them another day of southern light,
Urge them on to completion and instil
A final savour into the heavy vines.
Whoever has no home now will be without,
Whoever is alone now will so remain –
Will sit late into the night, and read, and write
Long letters, and drift forlornly hither and yon
In city parks where dead leaves congregate.

Derek Mahon one of the foremost contemporary Irish poets, died in Cork on Thursday night after a short illness. He was 78.

Such terribly sad news about Derek Mahon. We have taken great comfort from his poem ‘Everything Is Going To Be All Right’ in recent months. Here is Derek reading it on RTÉ News back in March. Condolences to his family and friends. RIP Derek Mahon

Deeply saddened by the death of Derek Mahon. His ‘A Disused Shed in County Wexford” was one of the works that made poetry a strong and fresh force in my young consciousness. May he rest gently.

Sad to hear about the death of poet #DerekMahon. His poem Kinsale is one of my favorites. It speaks about the trajectory to peace for this island – ‘A future forbidden to no one.’

So sad to hear this news, I’d just shared one of his poems yesterday& has recently been re-reading his amazing work. My favourite poet when studying for the LC. #derekmahon

Sad to hear that legendary Belfast poet Derek Mahon has passed away. He left us many great works (his latest, “Against the Clock” was published in 2018) but my favourite is definitely this one, read here by the man himself. Thanks Derek & RIP

Derek Mahon has died. Some of the poems I hold closest to my heart are his. In this blog post I wrote about his masterpiece ‘Courtyards in Delft’. I will always be a strange child with a taste for verse. Goodbye, Derek Mahon

Derek Mahon is dead: I’m so sad. I have a wonderful memory of meeting him with @eugenedownes at the @KilkennyArts Festival in 2018 and I feel lucky to have had that brief encounter. @TheGalleryPress #ADisusedShedInCountyWexford

It’s hard to say now how much Derek Mahon meant to me as a younger reader. His estranged, still attached, view of Belfast, the distance education created in him from his place, the wildness, the precision, then Trinity and Kinsale. Bless you for the freedom

The sun rises in spite of everything
and the far cities are beautiful and bright.
I lie here in a riot of sunlight
watching the day break and the clouds flying.
Everything is going to be all right.

Derek Mahon RIP

“and look at the old age of Euripides
who, after a lifetime struggling with new ideas,
sent out his Bacchae to the woods and glens
to dance devotion to the god of vines
under the rocks, under the moonlit pines.”

Derek Mahon (1941-2020) #classicstwitter #theatre #derekmahon

Rest in peace, Derek Mahon. If you ever think, like him,

“I know too much
To be anything any more…”

I suggest you read his work. You’ll know a lot more than you did before you started. #RI

‘I am just going outside and may be some time’

Derek Mahon – thank you for your deep enrichment of Ireland’s literary landscape; for your words that both inspired and comforted.

RIP.

We’d like to extend our deepest sympathies to Derek Mahon’s family and friends at this time. His influence on Irish poetry and writing is beyond measure, his loss will be profoundly felt.

We announce with deepest sorrow the death of Derek Mahon, master poet, pure artist. To his partner Sarah Iremonger and his children Rory, Katy and Maisie we send heartfelt condolences. We will miss him forever as a friend and beloved author. Peace to Derek’s beautiful mind.

Deeply saddened by the death of Derek Mahon. His ‘A Disused Shed in County Wexford” was one of the works that made poetry a strong and fresh force in my young consciousness. May he rest gently.

We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of poet Derek Mahon. His influence in the Irish poetry community, literary world and society at large, and his legacy, is immense. Our sympathies to his family and friends.

Having heard about this great loss, the family of this individual is passing through pains, mourning the unexpected passing of their beloved.

This departure was confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to the family of the deceased.

We are still working on getting more details about the death, as a family statement on the death is yet to be released.

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