Joseph Campbell Poems

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1.
The Old Woman

As a white candle
In a holy place,
So is the beauty
Of an aged face.
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2.
Fires

The little fires that Nature lights -
The scilla's lamp, the daffodil -
She quenches, when of stormy nights
Her anger whips the hill.
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3.
I Am The Mountainy Singer

I am the mountainy singer-
The voice of the peasant's dream,
The cry of the wind on the wooded hill,
The leap of the fish in the stream.
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4.
The Blind Man At The Fair

O TO be blind!
To know the darkness that I know.
The stir I hear is empty wind,
The people idly come and go.
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5.
The Hills Of Cualann

In the youth of summer
The hills of Cualann
Are two golden horns,
Two breasts of childing,
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6.
On Waking

SLEEP, gray brother of death,
Has touched me,
And passed on.
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7.
At Harvest

Earth travails,
Like a woman come to her time.

The swaying corn-haulms
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