He is with me, even now, alive in my dreams.  We go on.   I had yet another dream of him, just last night and it continued into the morning.

 

from “Twelve Songs” by W.H. Auden

IX.

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.

The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
For nothing now can ever come to any good

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