Tag Archives: Creativity

THE KEEPER OF FLOCKS – XLVIII

From the highest window in my house With a white scarf I say goodbye To my poetry as it departs to humanity. And I am not happy or sad. This is the destiny of my poetry. I wrote them and … Continue reading

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MUSE

Then, before dusk, waiting for her to come, Life seemed to be hanging in the balance With that honour, that youth, that freedom That her visits dancing tune enhance.

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THERE IS A SPIRIT VERY NEAR TO ME

I. There is a spirit very near to mine; A spirit clear and open to the proud Wide influences manifold of cloud And hill and tree and every living sign. For interwoven in the life of things Is she, who … Continue reading

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THE POET

Until the poet is required to be At one in Apollo’s sacred sacrifice He stays within modern worries Remaining quietly preoccupied; His Holy Lyre remains silent; A soul tasting of a dying song, Within our insignificant world Perhaps, he too … Continue reading

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IMMORTAL SPIRIT

Immortal spirit, voice of my fertility, Light my flames with virile enthusiasm, Transform into her words the cynicism That punish peoples everyday vitality!

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