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Don'T Go Far Off
UWT (1959 / USA)

Don'T Go Far Off

Don't go far off, not even for a day, because --
because -- I don't know how to say it: a day is long
and I will be waiting for you, as in an empty station
when the trains are parked off somewhere else, asleep.

Don't leave me, even for an hour, because
then the little drops of anguish will all run together,
the smoke that roams looking for a home will drift
into me, choking my lost heart.

Oh, may your silhouette never dissolve on the beach;
may your eyelids never flutter into the empty distance.
Don't leave me for a second, my dearest,

because in that moment you'll have gone so far
I'll wander mazily over all the earth, asking,
Will you come back? Will you leave me here, dying?

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Comments (5)

Yah reigns! Give us dis day our bread! The Kingdom of Heaven is within! thanks
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I dont understand this poem. It doesn't make sense to have three poems without somehow explaining how they relate
It took me a while to understand this..... the format is extremely confusing. If you tied all three pieces of text together it would make more sense. But I like the message that it is saying about temptation and life.
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