daubmir nadir

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Collapsing Universe - Poem by daubmir nadir

I will write the poem of poems
I will sing the song of songs
I will dance the dance of dances
I will play the sound of sounds
But sounds are never half so fair
As when whole music turns to pure air
And the universe dies of excellence.

Poem, song, dance and sound
Fall from their heavenly towers.
Joys walk no longer down the blue world's shore.
All fear another wind, another thunder:
Then one more voice
Snuffs all I feel in one gust.

And I go forth with no more wine and no more stars
And no more poems and no more sounds
And no perfumes and no senses:
While God sings by himself in acres of night
And walls fall down,
And I am free.

Comments about Collapsing Universe by daubmir nadir

  • (5/16/2006 3:06:00 PM)

    Astronomers tell us that it is Dark Matter that holds the universe from flying apart. And anyway, 'How can we know the dancer from the Dance? ' (Report) Reply

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  • (5/9/2006 11:04:00 PM)

    when the walls that you have built yourself fall down, truly you shall be free for your 'Eternity' sea and sky as one. (Report) Reply

  • (4/24/2006 6:21:00 PM)

    Cracker of a poem daubmir! My universe collapsed a while back but not from excellence so I will trust in your final assertion of freedom. 10 from Tai, couldn't live without her poesy and song and dance either (Report) Reply

  • (4/12/2006 2:36:00 PM)

    'the universe dies of excellence' is a striking line. The scansion is remarkable;
    wonderful sense of loftiness without ego.
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 12, 2006

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