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The theme of Death is to Poetry what Mistaken Identity is to Drama.
Praying is another way of singing.
You plant in the tree the soul of lemons.
You plant in the gardens the spirit of roses.
I know the colour rose, and it is lovely,
But not when it ripens in a tumour;
And healing greens, leaves and grass, so springlike,
In limbs that fester are not springlike.
So in the simple blessing of a rainbow,
In the bevelled edge of a sunlit mirror,
I have seen visible, Death's artifact
Like a soldier's ribbon on a tunic tacked.
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All bad Literature rests upon imperfect insight, or upon imitation, which may be defined as seeing at second-hand.
George Henry Lewes
September 22, 1923
September 28, 2014
Daniel Abse was a Welsh poet.
Ash on a young man's sleeve (1954)
Welsh retrospective (1997)
Speak, Old Parrot (2013)
Goodbye, twentieth century (2001)
White coat, purple coat (1989)
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