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Life Of The Blessed

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FROM THE SPANISH OF LUIS PONCE DE LEON.


Region of life and light!
Land of the good whose earthly toils are o'er!
Nor frost nor heat may blight
Thy vernal beauty, fertile shore,
Yielding thy blessed fruits for evermore!

There without crook or sling,

Walks the good shepherd; blossoms white and red
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Such a great poem??????

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Susan Williams 21 May 2018

Hi Glen again! ! Witches is an odd verb when you think of the thousands of references in the Bible about the evil of witchcraft. I can only suppose that he chopped the verb bewitched off for syllable purposes and used it for the meaning to captivate, entrance, enrapture, charm, delight, fascinate, enthrall. Still it was not the best word choice because of its strong ties to witchcraft. You sure made me think a lot, Glen! ! !

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Susan Williams 21 May 2018

Hi again Glen- -the lute is a stickler- -could be the words Jesus spoke to us- -could also be the Holy Spirit he promises us which seems to go with the words of the next stanza. All in all it is a lovely poem about the Good Shepherd

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Susan Williams 21 May 2018

Hi Glen- -Walks the good shepherd; blossoms white and red / Round his meek temples cling; - - I'm thinking that a crown of flowers has replaced the crown of thorns.

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Glen Kappy 21 May 2018

i read this interested in the allusions in it. the first part reminds me of the book of revelation. the end the song of solomon. two things stood out as odd—his use of the verb witching and his picturing the good shepherd, jesus, with a lute. from the second stanza blossoms white and red/ Round his meek temples cling stands out particularly as the original is credited to a military man. -gk

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Edward Kofi Louis 21 May 2018

Life and light! Muse with the truth. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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