Poetry

And since he thought it beautiful for each to be in another's embrace the large watering troughs filled with love the cattle lowered their heads gently, oxen and cows as though the world held no temptations as though knives were yet unknown "To endure peace you need strength," he said and circling...

A poor lad once and a lad so trim Gave his love to her that loved not him. And says she, "fetch me tonight you rogue" Your mother's heart to feed my dog! To his mother's house went that young man Killed her, and took the heart, and ran. And as...

Here, half-way along the road The time has come for me to say Other things are the ones I love I set out for something completely different. Amid the true and the false I hereby confess I was like someone else and not me Acting in life. No matter how careful you are No...

Though you with line and color excel, securing for art such laurels as great nature wore, even better, you've gained on her, by making more beautiful her own beauty for our sake; and now, with that studious pen in hand, you take a nobler role, composing, page by page, works that...

Don't stay motionless by the side of the road, don't suspend joy or love halfheartedly don't save yourself now or ever. don't save yourself. don't fill yourself with calm. don't reserve a still corner in this world don't let your eyelids droop heavy like judgements don't forsake your lips don't go to sleep without heavy eyes, don't consider yourself bloodless Don't judge...

NON EBUR Ceilings of gold or ivory do not glisten in my house. No beams of Mount Hymettus rest on columns quarried in farthest Africa. Nor have I, an unknown heir, inherited the Palace of Attalus nor do honorable clients spin for me the Spartan purple. But integrity I do possess and a considerable vein...

OUT from behind this bending, rough-cut Mask, (All straighter, liker Masks rejected—this preferr’d,) This common curtain of the face, contain’d in me for me, in you for you, in each for each, (Tragedies, sorrows, laughter, tears—O heaven! The passionate, teeming plays this curtain hid!) This glaze of God’s serenest, purest...

III. So I talk about you and me Because I love you and in the love I know To enter like a Full Moon From everywhere,like your little foot in the immense sheets To pluck jasmines and I have the power Asleep,to blow to lead you Through moonlight paths and secret arches...

Happy the man, whose wish and care A few paternal acres bound, Content to breathe his native air, In his own ground. Whose herds with milk, whose fields with bread, Whose flocks supply him with attire, Whose trees in summer yield him shade, In winter fire. Blest, who can unconcernedly find Hours, days, and...

I can become happy with the simplest things the most insignificant.. even the every day ones of every day. It is sufficient for me that weeks have Sundaysand I am satisfied that years keep their Christmas for the very end that winters have stone houses dipped in snow that I know how...

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  • And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by THOSE WHO COULD NOT HEAR THE MUSIC ...

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  • Life is so unpredictable that anything is possible .

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  • I LIVE IN MY DREAMS . Other people live in dreams , but not in their own . That's the difference .

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  • All my life I've looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time .

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  • Medicine heals deseases of the body wisdom frees the soul from passions .

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  • It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop .

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  • A book read by a thousand different people is a thousand different books .

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  • Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be WHAT WE KNOW WE COULD BE .

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  • The bee discovers amid the most pungent flowers and the roughest thorns the smoothest and most palatable honey .

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  • Without joy in our heart , our progress in life is slow and uninteresting .

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