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When I Am Gone

( After William Butler Yeats
for WH Auden )    
 
When I am gone, euthanized by days' end, † †
My physical housing no longer apt;†  
And you, by water's edge, grieving, enrapt † †
Of moments, lingering as perfumed skin; †  
† †
Eyes reflect greyish waters of the stream, †  
with teeth, white as river rock, sun-bleached †  
Atop the sandy current's countenance; † †  
Flaxen hair, as sea grass in a marine, † †
† †
Waving; and amid the reflection see †  
A clear resemblance: features that are yours, † †
Drifting within the cloudy skies above; †  
know then, you are eternally with me. †  
~
Ahavati
Written by Ahavati
Published | Edited 6th Jul 2021
Author's Note
Inspiration Poem: When You Are Old: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43283/when-you-are-old
Classic Corner William Butler Yeats Tribute:...
Inspiration Poem: When You Are Old: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43283/when-you-are-old
Classic Corner William Butler Yeats Tribute: https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/competitions/read/11966/
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