All Saints Day

The dead are never gone,all saints
they are in the breast of a woman,
they are in the crying child,
in the flaming firebrand.
The dead are not in earth:
they are in the dying fire,
the weeping grasses,
whimpering rocks,
they are in the forest,
they are in the house,the dead are not dead.

           -Birago Diop

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