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SONNETS FROM THE PORTUGUESE – XLI

I thank you all, who have loved me so right with your hearts entwined in mine. Thank-you each, who have remained: in her voices-view when my prison-walls appeared so tight;

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MELODY

Like a knife in a fruit Causes a sliding harm, Her melodies sweet lute Splits hearts that in calm Tender harm transmute. — An iridescent slowing In arpeggios, in chords, Dives, sharp and cunning, To the weakness of hoards, Our … Continue reading

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TAO TE CHING – VI

The earth spirit will never die As she bears the mysteries of love. Love being the only gateway to truth, That timeless truth of beings and things. Those who see fleetingly feel her joy Yet never extinguish the eternal flame.

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THE KEEPER OF FLOCKS – XLVII

On a breathtakingly clear day, A day when I had a desire to work hard Yet hearing her was like not working on anything, I saw a glimpse, like a road through the trees, Of what may be her Biggest … Continue reading

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ON THAT DAY

It is my deepest wish That I will some day Again find her peace And in love stay Among the friends Who were always true And in living knew Of her loves play.

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