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(October 30,1961 / Farrell, Pennsylvani)

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Apollo’s Archaic Torso

(after the German of Rainer Maria Rilke)

We have no knowledge of his ancient brow
where pippins ripen. Yet his torso gleams,
reflecting the candela, luminous streams
that yet pour from his gaze, his glance’s glow

still radiant, though dimmed. If not, his bare
breast would not blind you in the silent turn
of hip and thighs, a smile not flash and burn
through groins, his genitals not ever glare.

If not, this stone would seem deformed and small,
the light beneath his shoulder’s sudden fall
not seem a preying panther’s shimmering mane,

not burst beyond the limits of the skies,
starlike, until there is no point or plane

blind to your ways. You must change your life.

Submitted: Sunday, May 04, 2008
Edited: Wednesday, December 07, 2011


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  • * Sunprincess * (1/5/2014 8:10:00 AM)

    ...........a beautiful tribute to a great poet...enjoyed.

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  • bjanka im (5/4/2008 3:45:00 PM)

    ...you must observe, listen and feel the things around you very deeply, beautifully written...

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