Comfort Ndlovu

Vitae Summa Brevis - Poem by Comfort Ndlovu

On Matobo Hills there I sat
and the cells of my brain quietly I ate,
My mind piled like the majestic rocks in sight,
My heart firm like the mountains thereof -
wondering where the world is going when still I am like a statue - stagnant,
wondering if the world won't go round and round and round 'till no progress is made -
wondering, also, if the rays of the sad sun suddenly may rise
And remind revellers: 'VITAE SUMMA BREVIS, ' 'MEMENTO MORI' and

a) Vitae Summa Brevis (Latin) - The Short Span of Life,
b) Memento mori (Latin) - Remember that you must die,
c) Ars longa, vita brevis (Latin) - Art is long life is short.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Nomatter how sweet or sour life is, it will always be short. Nomatter how often our art is rejected, 'Ars longa, vita brevis! '

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, July 6, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, July 18, 2013

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