Monthly Archives: February 2013

I Rise

I stand in sunlight above the height below me, I do; I sing its joy–all is mine–my life, my own, That I have made, every day of it. And when I think how much I love it I know That … Continue reading

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Oh, Chopin

Oh, Chopin, what a world of loving light, Impassioned, pure, and soft as dying night, You set afloat with clearest note on note on note. We hear, and with whirling flower of sound Fall blooming into emotions deep that pound … Continue reading

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One Word

Love’s inarticulable language of the lips Moves memorable murmers through our fingertips, Now pressing points so indubitably true The logic of more loving moves on through Till life’s conclusion is ideal bliss Made in the moment of this lasting kiss. … Continue reading

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Out Of The Shade

Out of the shade you came, a strong flower, Brightest of all I’d ever seen, Hair like golden flags at play About a face more May than May, All in a dress of yellow green, Out of the shade. Breath … Continue reading

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Fire!

Fire, the poets often say, Is not the heart of summer’s day, Nor is it matches struck for play, Nor sun-bright lava spewn away, But is a force of mind that’s set For giant lightning thoughts to get— Desire! Fire … Continue reading

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The Artist

Love, heat in the heart of thought, Wraps around the grasp of things Its flameful desiring wings Till all’s one weld held taut And the goal of life is bound In the will’s fierce spoken sound— “Love!” Alone with his … Continue reading

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Effort

Effort, work, and strain and stress, Build the house of Happiness; Strive and pull and tug and ply Shoot a man across the sky; Toil and sweat, intensest thought, Speed to goals he’s grandly wrought; Strain and toil, battle, fire, … Continue reading

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