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Hedley, Leslie Woolf: Elegy

Portre of Hedley, Leslie Woolf

Elegy (English)

more incredible          
than the dead who refuse to die
names of men standing up
while history whips & whirls around them

is stronger than true memory
lives no bookshelves can contain
for these men stretch beyond bindings
or social law or titles

they advance past syntax of praise
they voyage further than word colors
or stumbling inadequacy of language

they know the grip of hands
the practical impracticalities                                     
that bridge gaps between dream & reality

they live forever as long as men live
their names rumble in undertones
their examples of perpetual revolt
sing like a human chorus between two stars

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