Posted by Baceseras on May 11, 2007
In Reply to: Poem posted by Pierre d'Achoppement on May 09, 2007
: Try "Inscription for the spot where the hermitage stood" from Lyrical Ballads by Wordsworth and Coleridge (one of Wordsworth's). It's what I first thought of when I read your description, but, on re-reading it, I note that these two friends died at the same moment.
I believe M. d'Achoppement is replying to J. Giles who on 2 May asked for help finding a poem "about two friends ... who often spoke of their intentr to get together again .... [T]hey procrastinated too long and one died."
The poem sought is probably William Cory's rendition of an elegiac epigram by Callimachus: "They told me, Heraclitus, they told me you were dead ...."