This is really disgraceful: For the fourth straight day the Boston Herald has ignored the death of Seamus Heaney, a major literary and local figure who graced Harvard University with his presence for many years.
Here’s who aced out the great Irish poet today:
We know what you’re thinking: How long will the hardflogging staff keep this up?
Tell you what: Assume the Herald has maintained its misguided ways until we tell you otherwise.
UPDATE: Tuesday’s Boston Globe even featured a Names item about Heaney’s funeral.
Poet Seamus Heaney laid to rest in Dublin
DUBLIN — Ireland mourned the loss of its Nobel laureate poet, Seamus Heaney, with equal measures of poetry and pain Monday in a funeral full of grace notes and a final message from the great man himself: Don’t be afraid.
Among those packing the pews of Dublin’s Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart were government leaders from both parts of Ireland, poets and novelists, Bono and The Edge from rock band U2, and former Lebanese hostage Brian Keenan.
Ireland’s foremost uilleann piper, Liam O’Flynn, played a wailing lament before family members and friends offered a string of readings from the Bible and their own often-lyrical remembrances of the country’s most celebrated writer of the late 20th century. The 90-minute service ended with a cellist’s rendition of the childhood bedtime classic ‘‘Brahms’s Lullaby.’’
Sleep the Big Sleep, Seamus.
And sleep fitfully, Heraldniks.