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Robinson Jeffers
1887-1962

"Cremation"
(From "Rock And Hawk", 1957)

 
It nearly cancels my fear of death, my dearest said,
When I think of cremation.  To rot in the earth
Is a loathsome end, but to roar up in flame besides, I
          am used to it,
I have flamed with love or fury so often in my life,
No wonder my body is tired, no wonder it is dying.
We had a great joy of my body.  Scatter the ashes.

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