Poems

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1.
On Pain
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses
your understanding.
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2.
A Lover's Call Xxvii
Where are you, my beloved? Are you in that little
Paradise, watering the flowers who look upon you
As infants look upon the breast of their mothers?
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3.
Friendship Ixx
And a youth said, "Speak to us of Friendship."

Your friend is your needs answered.
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4.
Children
And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, 'Speak to us of Children.'

And he said:

Your children are not your children.

They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
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5.
Freedom Xiv
And an orator said, "Speak to us of Freedom."

And he answered:
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6.
A Tear And A Smile
I would not exchange the sorrows of my heart
For the joys of the multitude.
And I would not have the tears that sadness makes
To flow from my every part turn into laughter.
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7.
Beauty Xxv
And a poet said, 'Speak to us of Beauty.'

Where shall you seek beauty, and how shall you find her unless she herself be your way and your guide?
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8.
Joy And Sorrow Chapter Viii
Then a woman said, "Speak to us of Joy and Sorrow."

And he answered:
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9.
Laughter And Tears Ix
As the Sun withdrew his rays from the garden, and the moon threw cushioned beams upon the flowers, I sat under the trees pondering upon the phenomena of the atmosphere, looking through the branches at the strewn stars which glittered like chips of silver upon a blue carpet; and I could hear from a distance the agitated murmur of the rivulet singing its way briskly into the valley.

When the birds took shelter among the boughs, and the flowers folded their petals, and tremendous silence descended, I heard a rustle of feet though the grass. I took heed and saw a young couple approaching my arbor. The say under a tree where I could see them without being seen.
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10.
Good And Evil Xxii
And one of the elders of the city said, "Speak to us of Good and Evil."

And he answered:
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