Tom Clancy: A poem inspired September 29, 2016 Oak-Leaf Child (Seamus Heaney RIP) A chalk-white cob Sweeps over the Foyle today And a warming sun lends a peaceful smile. A linnet sings at Iniskeen As the bright one glides beadily Through honeyed tones of sweet words floating. Northern breezes swirl and pirouette Round Derry's walls to Bellaghy. Tiny seeds parachute and disperse Enhancing many landscapes, A gilt edged legacy. Softly spoken man, Oak-leaf child, Sleep easy.