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When I Have Passed Away

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When I have passed away and am forgotten,
And no one living can recall my face,
When under alien sod my bones lie rotten
With not a tree or stone to mark the place;

Perchance a pensive youth, with passion burning,
For olden verse that smacks of love and wine,
The musty pages of old volumes turning,
May light upon a little song of mine,
And he may softly hum the tune and wonder
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Michael Walker 04 December 2019
It is a reasonable hope that someone in future times might read and enjoy his poems. A consolation for lying dead in his grave. I read in one American poetry anthology that, ' Destitute and in poor health, Claude McKay died alone in Chicago'.
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Aniruddha Pathak 26 January 2019
When I have passed away, How a poet would like him to be remembered, and very well rendered.
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Jo Cover 15 June 2010
THE CONENT OF POEM APPEARS SIMPLISTIC YET IT TOUCHES ON MAN'S DESIRE TO BE IMMORTAL / TO BE REMEMBERED
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Jo Cover 15 June 2010
THE CONENT OF POEM APPEARS SIMPLISTIC YET IT TOUCHES ON MAN'S DESIRE TO BE IMMORTAL / TO BE REMEMBERED
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