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After the supper and talk after the day is done,
As a friend from friends his final withdrawal prolonging,
Good-bye and Good-bye with emotional lips repeating,
(So hard for his hand to release those hands no more will they
No more for communion of sorrow and joy, of old and young,
A far-stretching journey awaits him, to return no more,)
Shunning, postponing severance seeking to ward off the last
word ever so little,
Een at the exit-door turning charges superfluous calling back
een as he descends the steps,
Something to eke out a minute additional shadows of nightfall
Farewells, messages lessening dimmer the forthgoers visage
and form,
Soon to be lost for aye in the darkness loth, O so loth to de-
Garrulous to the very last.