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Away Poem

By James Whitcomb Riley

Of his warrior-strength to his country’s foes- . A writhing honey-bee wet with rain- . Think of him still as the same, I say: He is not dead- he is just away!

Away Poem Lyrics

I cannot say and I will not say
That he is dead, he is just away.
With a cheery smile and a wave of hand
He has wandered into an unknown land;

And left us dreaming how very fair
Its needs must be, since he lingers there.
And you — oh you, who the wildest yearn
From the old-time step and the glad return —

Think of him faring on, as dear
In the love of there, as the love of here
Think of him still the same way, I say;
He is not dead, he is just away.

Poem TitleAway Poem
Poem Writer / AuthorJames Whitcomb Riley
PublisherChelsea House Publishers
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