Child Bending Spoons: “That’s impossible. Instead only try to realize the truth:”
There Is No Spoon (or Tacks, Splinters and Bare Places)
I wish I wish they’d go away
inscribed on every standing wall
Give me my death, and let me go
The original poem is by a man named William Hughes Mearns and is called “Antigonish.” The name of a town in Nova Scotia, the word Antigonish, Wikipedia reports, “is of Mi’kmaq origin, possibly derived from Nalegitkoonecht meaning “where branches are torn off”. And the poem was inspired by rumors of a ghost man in said town.
And here is more about the Dance of Death, which I first learned about in The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman.