Treasure Island

Edgar Bowers

(2 March 1924 - 4 February 2000 / Rome)

Poems of Edgar Bowers

1. Amor Vincit Omnia 1/13/2003
2. An Afternoon At The Beach 4/22/2010
3. Autumn Shade 4/22/2010
4. Clear-seeing 4/22/2010
5. Clothes 4/22/2010
6. For Louis Pasteur 1/20/2003
7. John 1/20/2003
8. The Mountain Cemetery 1/20/2003
9. The Poet Orders His Tomb 4/22/2010
10. The Stoic: For Laura Von Courten 4/22/2010
11. The Virgin Considered As A Picture 4/22/2010

For Louis Pasteur

How shall a generation know its story
If it will know no other? When, among
The scoffers at the Institute, Pasteur
Heard one deny the cause of child-birth fever,
Indignantly he drew upon the blackboard,
For all to see, the Streptococcus chain.
His mind was like Odysseus and Plato
Exploring a new cosmos in the old
As if he wrote a poem--his enemy

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