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When You Go Away

W.S. Merwin

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2005-10-14
Added by: R.
This ranks with the best of Merwin's poetry, in my opinion. The last line is so grave and gentle.
when you go away
2006-06-22
Added by: Paula Klein
I always search this poem out for those last two unbelievable lines, certainly two of the most beautiful lines in poetry...What a way to convey the acknowledgement and angst of all that is unrealized in us!

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