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Even This Shall Pass Away by Theodore Tilton

26 May 2010 | Paul Rea

Once in Persia reigned a king,
Who upon his signet ring
Graved a maxim true and wise,
Which, if held before his eyes,
Gave him counsel at a glance
Fit for every change and chance.
Solemn words, and these are they;
“Even this shall pass away.”
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Poetry by Pablo Neruda

9 April 2010 | Paul Rea

And it was at that age … Poetry arrived
in search of me. I don’t know, I don’t know where
it came from, from winter or a river.
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Ode To A Naked Beauty by Pablo Neruda

9 April 2010 | Paul Rea

With chaste heart, and pure
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“If” by P.L. Dunbar

23 March 2010 | Paul Rea

Paul Laurence Dunbar

If life were but a dream, my Love,
And death the waking time;
If day had not a beam, my Love,
And night had not a rhyme, —
A barren, barren world were this
Without one saving gleam;
I’d only ask that with a kiss
You’d wake me from the dream.

If dreaming were the sum of days,
And loving were the bane;
If battling for a wreath of bays
Could soothe a heart in pain, —
I’d scorn the meed of battle’s might,
All other aims above
I’d choose the human’s higher right,
To suffer and to love!