Patrick Mooney, TA
Eng 150, Prof. Duffy
20 November 2013
The old man rose and gazed into my face
and said that was official recognition
that I was now a dual citizen.
He therefore desired me when I got home
to consider myself a representative
and to speak on their behalf in my own tongue.
Their embassies, he said, were everywhere
but operated independently
and no ambassador would ever be relieved.
— Seamus Heaney,From the Republic of Conscience(p. 277 in the course edition of Opened Ground).