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In memory of Linda McCartney
[Campaigner and Fighter]
(1942-1998)

Simple leaves blow through the mists
telling the story of a love
  from whence we grow.
Evening calls the walker
  back to her table,
angry at what it has laden her with.
It is a simplicity of time
   that we see,
fallen upon her shoulders
  and shrouded in pain.
Now at peace the white marble
    catafalque weeps rain.

Young but somehow still aged,
     a tear never changes its
form in all these years

of happiness and song until now.
   until it closes.
 
 
20.04.98
[written on hearing the news that Linda had died from breast cancer on Friday April 17th 1998 in Santa Barbara, California.]

Green Seamless Marble

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