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Brad Knetl's urn copyright James Sinks

Then it was the hour that brings longing again
to melt the hearts of those out on the sea
the day they have to say goodbye to their dear friends

And when love stabs the pilgrim who hears
far off in the distance a bell ringing
as though mourning the day that is dying

Dante, Purgatorio, Canto vii, trans. Merwin

James Sinks

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