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Farewell to a Beloved Brother (Richard Halperin) The heavens opened and he went into them. He always had had trouble with women but not this time. Did he leave anything unfinished? anything unsaid? ‘Don’t drag me back.’ Which must be respected. So, no gatherings at the grave, No toasts, no wreaths. He might have lived two hundred years ago. That’s how long ago the last sight of him seems. Why – then – did I say Farewell? Why am I saying it now? Because it is a more beautiful word than good-bye. It implies a lake, a boat, people who do not dress as people do now, waving and wishing him well, clouds hovering in the sky. But I already have said that.

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Anu issue 34 / A New Ulster  

The July issue of the Northern Irish literary magazine A New Ulster featuring the works of Michael Whelan, Scott Thomas Outlar, Richard Halp...

Anu issue 34 / A New Ulster  

The July issue of the Northern Irish literary magazine A New Ulster featuring the works of Michael Whelan, Scott Thomas Outlar, Richard Halp...

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