‘Noli timere’ (Don’t be afraid)

Seamus Heaney’s last words – a text message – to his wife.

Only A Man of Pure Character, like Mr Heaney, could have written such beautiful poetry and say such gentle words even at the end. He will be missed by all but most by those who survived him – his wife and children. Thoughts to his family.

R.I.P. Mr Heaney.

A metaphor …

This was a random anonymous quote for me from the WordPress team:

“A metaphor is like a simile.”

As a metaphor scholar I rather like it. But I wonder are my blogs being turned into a corpus database for their purposes?