I Shall Return

I shall return again; I shall return
To laugh and love and watch with wonder-eyes
At golden noon the forest fires burn,
Wafting their blue-black smoke to sapphire skies.
I shall return to loiter by the streams
That bathe the brown blades of the bending grasses,
And realize once more my thousand dreams
Of waters rushing down the mountain passes.
I shall return to hear the fiddle and fife
Of village dances, dear delicious tunes
That stir the hidden depths of native life,
Stray melodies of dim remembered runes.
I shall return, I shall return again,
To ease my mind of long, long years of pain.

by Claude McKay

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Nice one like it it’s one of my favorites
WHY DOES HE REPEAT I WILL RETURN
I shall return still happens to be my best poem - nostalgic mood I always feel when reciting it.
the poet is saying in his death he will return to do the things he once did before in his afterlife
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