Funeral Blues

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Can you complete W. H. Auden's Funeral Blues?

Featured Apr 3, 2009

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Stop all the clocks, cut off the           
Prevent the     from barking with a            
Silence the pianos and with             
          the coffin,     the mourners come.
    airplanes circle moaning         
Scribbling on the     the message He Is      
    crepe bows       the white necks of the        doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton        
He was my North, my        my      and      
My working week and my        rest,
My noon, my midnight, my       my song;
I              love would last for ever: I was wrong.
The stars     not wanted now: put     every     
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
     away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
For nothing now          come to any good.

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