Tag Archives: Resilience

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 THIRST FOR INDEPENDENCE

What can sharpen this thirst for our freedom? What can help shake our love to be beaten? When will mother earth break our shackles free? When, in her love, will we and things be? Wasn’t there once another spirit in … Continue reading

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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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