Poems For Company, October 24 2022

Do we imagine the dead as content in their zone, or do they express anxieties about how the world of the living functions in their absence?  Poems in this episode offer contrasting answers: Frederic Weatherly’s “Danny Boy”; A.E. Housman’s “Is My Team Ploughing?”; Thomas Hardy’s “Ah, Are You Digging on My Grave?”; John McCrae’s “In…