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W. G. Sebald

Smoke will stir
no more, no more
the trees, now
evening closes
on the colours of the village.
An end is come
to the workings of shadow.
The response of the landscape
expects no answer.

—  , “Smoke will stir,” Across the Land and the Water: Selected Poems, 1964-2001, translated by Ian Galbraith (Random House, 2012)

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