Death awaits us all, later, or perhaps sooner, than we expected, hoped for, or feared.

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W.B. Yeats once wrote that “Sex and death are the only things that can occupy a serious mind”.

Below the photographs of William Butler Yeats is my untitled reflection on death and life.

William Butler Yeats in life

William Butler Yeats in life

........ and in death

…….. and in death

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Death stalks us through transient life

shattering the light into darkness

always there, present, waiting,

death which submerges all

into emptiness.

Unexpected or expected

death comes regardless.

Sometimes a period in limbo:

Alzheimer’s –  a waiting room of pain,

for those who loved you,

but not for you,

before release into dark oblivion

where you can be forgotten

most of the time

otherwise

How can life continue

for those who are still waiting

for their own shaft of darkness

to alight ?

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Anthony J Sargeant – 21st January 2015

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