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For The Dying

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May death come gently towards you,
Leaving you time to make your way
Through the cold embrace of fear
To the place of inner tranquility.

May death arrive only after a long life
To find you at home among your own
With every comfort and care you require.

May your leave-taking be gracious,

Enabling you to hold dignity
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Thursday, May 7, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: death
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ANN DUNNE 19 October 2020

I would like to use the first stanza of JOHN O DONOGHUES poem FOR THE DYING in my autobiography which covers my journey through cancer. can you advise me about copyright? which of his books is this poem published in? id appreciate any help with this thank you in advance my email kumariamdhotmail

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