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Farewell Dear Friends

Stevie Smith

Farewell dear friends
I loved you so much
But now I must leave you
And spread over me the dust.

Fair life fare well
Fare never ill
Far I go now
And Say, Farewell.

Farewell dear world
With the waters around you curled
And the grass on your breast
I loved you best.

Farewell fish and insect
Bird, animal, swift mover
Grim reptile as well
I was your approver.

Wide sky, farewell,
Sun, moon, stars in places
Farewell all fair universes
In far places

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