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    Plz consider this half of poem and help me.

    On the grass when I arrive,
    Filling the stillness with life,
    But ready to scare off
    At the very first wrong move,
    In the ivy when I leave,

    It's you, blackbird, I love.

    I park, pause, take heed.
    Breathe. Just breathe and sit
    And lines I once translated
    Come back: 'I want away
    To the house of death, to my father
    Under the low clay roof.'

    And I think of one gone to him,
    A little stillness dancer -
    Haunter-son, lost brother -
    Cavorting through the yard,
    So glad to see me home,
    My homesick first term over.

    The fact is that his little brother christopher died first but in the poem the poet says: 'And I think of One gone to him.' I believe the poet deliberately says this to indicate the chronological order of the family i.e father was older so even if he died later, he is considered to be first one to die compared to the little brother. NOw, is my interpretation logiclal or not???

    Can we interpret the 'him' in the line 'And I...gone to him' as indicating God?Or should we take the 'him' as indicating the poet's father??

    What do you think about this 'him?'

    Plz explain...thanks.
 
 
 
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