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Grief

Philip Larkin

If grief could burn out 
Like a sunken coal
The heart would rest quiet
The unrent soul 
Be as still as a veil
But I have watched all night

The fire grow silent
The grey ash soft
And I stir the stubborn flint
The flames have left
And the bereft 
Heart lies impotent


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