What an odd poem for a funeral.

And I love Goethe. I was one of those Sorrows-toting college students, rolling cigarettes as I studied history while listening to Nina Simone.

This leaf from a tree in the East,
Has been given to my garden.
It reveals a certain secret,
Which pleases me and thoughtful people.

Does it represent One living creature
Which has divided itself?
Or are these Two, which have decided,
That they should be as One?

To reply to such a Question,
I found the right answer:
Do you notice in my songs and verses
That I am One and Two?

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