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i'm looking for a poem
Posted by: graham reid (---.server.ntl.com)
Date: June 06, 2003 05:11PM

the poem i'm looking for in=s featured in the funeral in the film
"four weddings and a funeral"

I would be grateful for anyones help......


Re: i'm looking for a poem
Posted by: rikki (---.wc.optusnet.com.au)
Date: June 06, 2003 07:23PM


FUNERAL BLUES by W.H. Auden

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead.
Put crepe bows round the white necks of public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

He was my North, my South, my East and West.
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last forever; I was wrong.

The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood;
For nothing now can ever come to any good.


Re: i'm looking for a poem
Posted by: Pam Adams (---)
Date: June 09, 2003 05:03PM

I finally saw 'four weddings' the other day, and impressed my siblings with my knowledge of the poem. (okay, they weren't really impressed, because they're my sisters, but they should have been!)

pam


Re: i'm looking for a poem
Posted by: rikki (---.wc.optusnet.com.au)
Date: June 09, 2003 09:27PM

I still haven't seen it. It was on tv here again last saturday night but i missed it again. Love this poem though, it always brings a tear to my eye.

r.




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