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Art Memorializes No One, Nothing

Friday afternoon, November 30,2012; Friday morning, June 2,2017 at 8: 04 a.m.; Wednesday afternoon, October 13,2021

'[I]t wasn't any good. It was like saying good-by to a statue.'
- Frederic Henry speaking of Catherine Barkley, her corpse, at the conclusion of Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms

'Death is absolute and without memorial'
- Wallace Stevens, 'The Death of a Soldier'

It was the end, the ending.
Hemingway had written,

rewritten it many times
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Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Topic(s) of this poem: death of a friend,hope,hopelessness,vanity,life and death
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As Wallace Stevens noted in his poem, death is absolute.
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