Monday, September 21, 2015

Notification of Death - Poem

Lawrence Hall

Notification of Death

A sheet of paper is a forest leaf
Two sides of life reflected in the sun:
On one side is written the joy of youth
And on the other side an elegy

A single leaf is but ephemera
When one side disappears into the mist
So does the other one – or maybe not:
We are told both sides are corrected and kept

Fair-copied cleanly by a steady Hand
And folded then into the Book of Bliss

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