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Monday, 17 September 2018

Condolence by Noël Peirce Coward

The mind, an inveterate traveller
Journeys swiftly and far
Faster than light, quicker than sound
Or the flaming arc of a falling star
But the body remains in a vacuum
Gagged, bound and sick with dread
Knowing the words that can’t be spoken
Searching for words that must be said
Dumb, inarticulate, heartbroken.
Inadequate, inhibited.

From: Coward, Noël, Payn, Graham and Tickner, Martin (eds.) Noël Coward: Collected Verse, Bloomsbury: London, p. 65.
(https://books.google.com.au/books?id=BIkIBAAAQBAJ)

Date: 1967

By: Noël Peirce Coward (1899-1973)

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