Mahlon Leonard Fisher

(1874-1974 / United States)

Mahlon Leonard Fisher Poems

1. Old Amaze 1/4/2003
2. Afterwards 1/4/2003
3. November 4/22/2010
4. As An Old Mercer 4/22/2010
Best Poem of Mahlon Leonard Fisher

Afterwards

There was a day when death to me meant tears,
   And tearful takings-leave that had to be,
   And awed embarkings on an unshored sea,
And sudden disarrangement of the years.
But now I know that nothing interferes
   With the fixed forces when a tired man dies;
   That death is only answerings and replies,
The chiming of a bell which no one hears,
The casual slanting of a half-spent sun,
   The soft recessional of noise and coil,
   The coveted something time nor age...

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