Apparently the poet Seamus Heaney is a favorite of Joe Biden; he quoted from The Cure at Troy in a speech at the DNC in August and has also used it before at different events (which you can read about here if you can access the Washington Post).

I’m not gonna lie, when I heard this for the first time Monday morning I just bawled. Some of it was the emotional hangover from the last four years; some of it was the poem itself; and some of it, as my friend who shared this put it, was the relief at having “a president who not only reads, but reads poetry, and has a favorite poet that he clearly deeply understands.”

(Sharing the official version because of the captioning; the Irish RTE broadcast used the audio with its own montage to end the news Saturday night.)