Tag Archives: Life

SONG OF THE STILL GARDENER

What you didn’t suspect was she lives trembling in the air. In a treasury of the day which you scarcely touch. Moments come and go laden with no one to look at them.

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THE KEEPER OF FLOCKS – XXI

If I could caress in my mouth the whole world And feel-her full bodied taste, And if the earth was a thing to bite upon Would I be happier for that brief moment… But I don’t always want to be … Continue reading

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I KNOW THE TRUTH

I Know The Truth! All previous truths – depart! We don’t have to with others be fight seekers. Behold: see night: soon the darkness will start. What do you say – poets, lovers, and leaders?

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SONNETS OF ETERNAL HOPE – III

Oh please let the love I hold for you last And survive all those times I live in fast; In starvation’s hope for a fresh new way Let me hold on, linger and with you stay.

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THE KEEPER OF FLOCKS – XXVI

If I do interrogate when I am astonishedNo new fresh flowers are born in the meadowsNor does it change anything in the sun so that it becomes more beautiful…(Even if fresh flowers were born in the meadowAnd the sun changed … Continue reading

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