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I don't call for my father,

Scan the inscription full of Ks, Js and Zs —

At once making terrible sense.

Now the numbers call attention to themselves. The second section cannot stand alone because the poetic phrase needs more elaboration and the fourth seems to share the same time element with the third (and thus cannot stand alone, either). Mostly the four parts obfuscate the passage of time that deepens the narrator's love and grief; in fact, when divided this way, the poem overemphasizes the funeral card which doesn't need a translation.

Now let's read the original sequence as a single work:

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