This is a very late tribute to a very great poet — Dannie Abse, who died on September 28 at the age of 91. Do click on this to hear him read his poem Last Words.
And how would I wish to go?
Not as in opera — that would offend —
nor like a blue-eyed cowboy shot and short of words,
but finger-tapping still our private morse, '. . . love you,'
before the last flowers and flies descend.
DANNIE ABSE From Last Words