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Clive James wrote a beautiful poem about dying and it’s going viral

The poem has been called “moving” and “beautiful”.

EARLIER THIS YEAR, author and broadcaster Clive James announced that he was saying goodbye through his poetry. James, who has leukaemia and emphysema, told BBC Radio 4′s Today at the time, “Inevitably, you start saying goodbye.”

This week, James has a poem featured in The New Yorker entitled Japanese Maple.

The poem, which confronts his impending death, has started to go viral on Twitter with figures like Peep Show’s Robert Webb, Richard Dawkins and more sharing it.

It has been variously described as “beautiful”, “magnificent” and “stunning”. Others have been speechless.

You can read the poem here. Prepare to have a little weep.

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