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Re: Poem

Posted by Baceseras on May 11, 2007

In Reply to: Re: 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 ...."