The first note of exile: a plain
Through the ears of the displaced;
a reiterative cry
"To be away!" and "Not to be
The geographical limits: coterminous
By an existing threnoedy
Before the thoughtful played
out its faithful end.
The second note to be played in
Europe and America
Would be different without having
been judged upon.
Qualities of detachment and solitude,
Found but never sought after
Draining the atmosphere of all
Perhaps the third note should
Heard incoherently amidst the
din of "lost causes",
"mind in extremis", and a hopeless
Its clarity dissipated into the
Of hordes of self-possessed literati.
The fourth note has yet to be