Nas: Life's a b&*^h
Lü Buwei: The dead regard a myriad of years as the blink of an eye

Michael Rosen: I broke the rule that said I had to stay in the Land of the Dead

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...I'm a traveller
who reached
the Land of the Dead.
I broke the rule that said I had to stay.
I crossed back over the water.
I dodged the guard dog,
I came out.
I've returned.
I wander about.
I left some things down there....
Michael Rosen (1946–), beloved British children's book writer and illustrator, who survived being on a ventilator with COVID in April and May 2020. In the Guardian, 13 March 2021. The poem is from his book Many Different Kinds of Love: A story of life, death and the NHS


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