Edgar Bowers

(2 March 1924 - 4 February 2000 / Rome)

Edgar Bowers Poems

1. Dedication for a House 7/7/2015
2. Elegy: Walking the Line 7/14/2015
3. Mary 11/29/2014
4. Clear-Seeing 4/22/2010
5. The Stoic: For Laura Von Courten 4/22/2010
6. Autumn Shade 4/22/2010
7. Clothes 4/22/2010
8. The Mountain Cemetery 1/20/2003
9. The Poet Orders His Tomb 4/22/2010
10. The Virgin Considered As A Picture 4/22/2010
11. John 1/20/2003
12. An Afternoon At The Beach 4/22/2010
13. For Louis Pasteur 1/20/2003
14. Amor Vincit Omnia 1/13/2003
Best Poem of Edgar Bowers

Amor Vincit Omnia

Love is no more.
It died as the mind dies: the pure desire
Relinquishing the blissful form it wore,
The ample joy and clarity expire.

Regret is vain.
Then do not grieve for what you would efface,
The sudden failure of the past, the pain
Of its unwilling change, and the disgrace.

Leave innocence,
And modify your nature by the grief
Which poses to the will indifference
That no desire is permanent in sense.

Take leave of me.
What recompense, or pity, or deceit
Can cure, or what assumed serenity
Conceal the mortal loss which we ...

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