Maurice Maeterlinck

[Comte Maeterlinck] (1862 - 1949 / Ghent)

Maurice Maeterlinck Poems

1. Vigil 8/29/2014
2. Stagnant Hours 8/29/2014
3. Lassitude 8/29/2014
4. The Hospital 8/29/2014
5. Aquarium 8/29/2014
6. The Passions 8/29/2014

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The Passions

Narrow paths my passions tread:
Laughter rings there, sorrow cries;
Sick and sad, with half-shut eyes,
Thro' the leaves the woods have shed,

My sins like yellow mongrels slink;
Uncouth hyenas, my hates complain,
And on the pale and listless plain
Couching low, love's lion's blink.

Powerless, deep in a dream of peace,
Sunk in a languid spell they lie,
Under a colourless, desolate sky,
There they gaze and never cease,

Where like sheep temptations graze,
One by one departing slow:
In the moon's unchanging glow
My ...

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