Will Barber

Rookie (1948 / TX)

Leaving - Poem by Will Barber

The thought of leaving
Left me, by evening.
'I will stay, ' I said, 'to watch the grass grow.
I will remain. When you hear the cricket,
Know that I hear it also, and endure.'

1978


Comments about Leaving by Will Barber

  • Brian Dorn (7/9/2008 10:45:00 PM)


    Great stuff, Will. This poem will endure as well... thirty years and counting! It is truly a classic! ! (Report) Reply

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  • (4/17/2008 3:31:00 AM)


    Spare, poignant verse. You say little to say much.The song of your cricket has touched my autumn soul.

    Warmest regards,

    Sandra
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  • (4/8/2008 12:08:00 AM)


    Dear Will

    I hear your song...and the cricket's.........both beautiful......by Jiminy...! !


    Love, D.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 7, 2008



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