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Poetry Friday: The Truth by George William (A. E.) Russell

May 18th, 2007 (05:38 am)
awake

Current Mood: awake
Current Song: Fire and Rain by Jonatha Brooke

The hero first thought it
To him 'twas a deed:
To those who retaught it,
A chain on their speed.

The fire that we kindled,
A beacon by night,
When darkness has dwindled
Grows pale in the light.

For life has no glory
Stays long in one dwelling,
And time has no story
That's true twice in telling.

And only the teaching
That never was spoken
Is worthy thy reaching,
The fountain unbroken.

- The Truth by George William (A. E.) Russell

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Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: May 20th, 2007 06:00 pm (UTC)

This is a new one to me and I like it. My favorite lines: "And time has no story
That's true twice in telling."

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Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 20th, 2007 06:15 pm (UTC)

It's such a beautiful poem. I love the meter.

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