To Do

Because we’ve kissed ourselves into the ground,

And downward still we sink, while lips are true,

Sweet quicksand love holds us together bound,

And still, and still, I get not all of you,

Then let us break apart and feign to die,

Or deep in passion’s energy make pause,

Yet still, oh still, half-sleeping, wing and try

The causes in ourselves of lovers’ laws

Which waken unto glory kisses new,

And we, unbound by Wanting’s re-ignite,

Clasp triumphing of triumph of love’s light!

Then slowly, slowly, slowly, dear, we go,

To flicker, flare, and flicker in our right

To do the sacred doing that we do.

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Words for Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony Chorus

Hear the simple truth we’re singing,

Hear it and be glad to stand.

Now step forward free in spirit,

Join with lovers of this land!

Louder, prouder, truer and surer,

Strong to endure o’er tyranny,

Man and woman height of human,

Loving life will ever be!

Thousand voices joy in praising

Joy itself arising high;

Choir of life’s soul abiding

In the light of every “I”!

Flash of sun and crash of lightning,

Ha, ha, ha! Their love is strong

For this force of song uniting

In man’s mind that does belong!

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Secret Mopper

The mopper mopped the kitchen floor in under half an hour.

I wish l could have seen her and learned her secret power.

Cause many a floor takes an hour or more, and great big halls take two;

And naught gets done if your hands are sore, and the boss says, “You are through!”

Oh, it’s quite quite sad to be unemployed and have no floor to mop.

But my dear love, she is overjoyed her secret not to stop!

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I Picture You

I picture you when you are talking fast

So sure, and so completely bound in what you’re saying,

And freer than the sweetest bird.

I picture you, and you aren’t past,

But are the future lifting me with playing

Truths faintly fair, unheard.

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Plato Drew A Phantom

Plato drew blank cards more real than real,

A phantom deck for every mystic deal.

He shuffled it and cut it on the sly,

Up-sleeving all the aces from the eye.

Then Aristotle spake, “I’ll make no start

In any deal that clubs the truth apart.

Go shovel phony spades for blind-eyed youth;

I’ll keep my solid diamonds for the truth.”

Then Plato tilt the table, sent the deck

All topsy-turvy to the floor. “Oh, heck,

This real stuff never stays the same;

So un-ideal, like shadows without fame!”

“But you,” said Aristotle, stay complete,

A shady thinker and a perfect cheat.”

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Ode To Joy (for Beethoven’s music)

Hear the simple truth we’re singing,

Hear it and be glad to stand.

Now step forward free in spirit,

Join with lovers o’er the land!

Louder, prouder, truer and surer,

Strong to endure o’er tyranny,

Man and woman wholly human,

Love of life will ever be!

Thousand voices joy in praising

Joy itself arising high,

Choir of life’s soul abiding

In the morn of every “I” !

Flash of sun and crash of lightning,

Ha, ha, ha! Their love is strong—

For this force of song uniting

In man’s mind that does belong!

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Mind to Mind

Small precious seconds try to slip,

But can’t sneak by our pressing lips.

And so our heartbeats beat in time

With love that is our treasured rhyme.

Then seconds into minutes turn,

And pressure light begins to burn,

But burning of a beauty kind,

That is sweet music mind to mind.

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