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English poems

Edgar Lee Masters – Alexander Throckmorton

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In youth my wings were strong and tireless,
But I did not know the mountains.
In age I knew the mountains
But my weary wings could not follow my vision—
Genius is wisdom and youth.

Here the Italian version

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Fernando Pessoa – Sonnet VII

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Thy words are torture to me, that scarce grieve thee–
That entire death shall null my entire thought;
And I feel torture, not that I believe thee,
But that I cannot disbelieve thee not.
Shall that of me that now contains the stars
Be by the very contained stars survived? ...

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Erich Fried – But

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At first I fell in love
with the brightness of your eyes
with your laugh
with your joy in life
Now I love your weeping too
and your fear of life
and the helplessness
in your eyes
But I will help you
with your fear
for my joy in life ...

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Charles Bukowski – So you want to be a writer?

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if it doesn’t come bursting out of you
in spite of everything,
don’t do it.
unless it comes unasked out of your
heart and your mind and your mouth
and your gut,
don’t do it.
if you have to sit for hours
staring at your computer screen
or hunched over ...

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Edgar Lee Masters – Silence

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I have known the silence of the stars and of the sea,
And the silence of the city when it pauses,
And the silence of a man and a maid,
And the silence of the sick
When their eyes roam about the room.
And I ask: For the depths,
Of ...

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Edgar Lee Masters – Serepta Mason

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My life’s blossom might have bloomed on all sides
Save for a bitter wind which stunted my petals
On the side of me which you in the village could see.
From the dust I lift a voice of protest:
My flowering side you never saw!
Ye living ones, ye are ...

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