George Moses Horton, Myself Poem by George Moses Horton

George Moses Horton

Northampton, North Carolina

George Moses Horton, Myself

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I feel myself in need
Of the inspiring strains of ancient lore,
My heart to lift, my empty mind to feed,
And all the world explore.

I know that I am old
And never can recover what is past,
But for the future may some light unfold
And soar from ages blast.

I feel resolved to try,
My wish to prove, my calling to pursue,
Or mount up from the earth into the sky,
To show what Heaven can do.

My genius from a boy,
Has fluttered like a bird within my heart;
But could not thus confined her powers employ,
Impatient to depart.

She like a restless bird,
Would spread her wings, her power to be unfurl’d
And let her songs be loudly heard,
And dart from world to world.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Fabrizio Frosini 10 December 2015

I know that I am old And never can recover what is past, But for the future may some light unfold And soar from ages blast. - ITALIAN: So d'esser vecchio E di non poter riavere ciò che è andato, Ma per il futuro, possa qualche luce rivelarsi Risorgendo da inariditi anni.

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George Moses Horton

Northampton, North Carolina
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