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Saturday, 19 April 2014

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Clough did indeed have second thoughts. He wrote a follow-up poem. "Easter Day II" which in the first verse included the line,

"So in the southern city spake the tongue
Of one that somewhat overwildly sung,"

Like me, he doesn't (or rather didn't) believe in a physical resurrection.

"Though he return not, though
He lies and moulders low;
In the true creed
He is yet risen indeed;
Christ is yet risen."

Interestingly, in my collected verses of Clough, THERE IS NO QUESTION MARK AT THE END OF THE FIRST POEM.

Richard, please note correction above! And I thought Shakespearean texts were hard enough work!

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