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The Mysteries Remain

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The mysteries remain,
I keep the same
cycle of seed-time
and of sun and rain;
Demeter in the grass,
I multiply,
renew and bless
Bacchus in the vine;
I hold the law,
I keep the mysteries true,

the first of these
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Firoz khan 10 February 2018

I love this poem

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Frank Avon 06 December 2014

A thoughtful, moving poem - a bit of a surprise, to me, from H.D. Could someone help me explicate these critical lines? I keep the mysteries true, the first of these to name the living, dead

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Bill Grace 02 April 2020

I wonder if this is a veiled reference to Christian communion. Jesus is dead but the church celebrates his memorial hence " the living." For me it is a mystery but significant.

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Gangadharan Nair Pulingat 06 December 2014

Mysteries are important and great and true feeling in the poem and likes it.

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Aftab Alam Khursheed 06 December 2014

I hold the mysteries true, I am the vine, nice poem thanks for share

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