Here is a thankyou. May it still be said?
I cannot say, I thank you anyhow,
and with a whole heart now that you are dead.
My dear man, I thank your absence now.

Here is a thankyou. Will it still be heard?
My lovely man, you hear it in my mind,
you who would see the soul, and hear the word,
and take the world’s way, and leave it behind.

Teachers together a year or two. Ah Ted,
I knew you little but I miss you now,
and though it never needed to be said –
my dear man, I thank you anyhow.

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