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Derek Walcott

Half my friends are dead.
I will make you new ones, said earth
No, give me them back, as they were, instead,
with faults and all, I cried.

— Derek Walcott, from “Sea Canes,” The Poetry of Derek Walcott 1948-2013 (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014)

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