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If The Memory
RW Robert Wylie (02-11-35 to 06-13-2006 / Glasgow, Scotland)

If The Memory

If the memory I have of you
Were small enough to fill a thimble
I would fill a thimble,
And keep it in my sight.

But, since the memory I have of you
Is battle-size, I will fill a field
Big enough for armies, and
Listen to their noise.

Should the memory I have of you
Diminish, then, through all my years,
I will find, again, the thimble,
And keep it filled within my sight.

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Comments (3)

Movingly expressed. Reminds me of Emily Dickinson. Thank you. Margery R.
Very moving, lovely poem. Colin J...
Deep and moving, a fit ode to one who obviously had an impact.