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The Poet's Testament

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I give back to the earth what the earth gave,
All to the furrow, none to the grave,
The candle's out, the spirit's vigil spent;
Sight may not follow where the vision went.

I leave you but the sound of many a word
In mocking echoes haply overheard,
I sang to heaven. My exile made me free,
from world to world, from all worlds carried me.
Spared by the furies, for the Fates were kind,
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* Sunprincess * 16 September 2015
.............nicely penned....love the theme ?
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Savita Tyagi 16 September 2015
Lovely poem. I give back all till no more left to give is the sentiment that one can feel most satisfied about.
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Kim Barney 16 September 2015
P.S. Who translated it and why weren't they given credit?
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Kim Barney 16 September 2015
Very nice in English, but I would bet it's even better in the original Spanish. Does anyone know where I can find a copy of it in Spanish? Thanks.
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Seema Jayaraman 16 September 2015
the mellow flight of time...the ultimate truth that we can only give back to earth anyways it was never ours take..beautiful poem
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Edward Kofi Louis 16 September 2015
The poet's testament is the testament of life! Nice work.
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David Wood 16 September 2015
A delighrful poem on a sad theme.
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Bernard Snyder 16 September 2015
Such a lovely poem. Wow!
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