Poems



To Err is to Find Truth (1)

He that goes back does, since he goes, advance,/ Though he doth not advance who goeth back,/ And he that seeks, though he on nothing chance/ May still by words be said to find a lack./ This paradox o...

My Hope on Unknown Truth Lay (2)

I am older than Nature and her Time/ By all the timeless age of Consciousness,/ And my adult oblivion of the clime/ Where I was born makes me not countryless./ Ay, and dim through my daylight thought...

The Truth of the Sense (3)

I do not know what truth the false untruth/ Of this sad sense of the seen world may own,/ Or if this flowered plant bears also a fruit/ Unto the true reality unknown./ But as the rainbow, neither ear...

We Are Too Far in Us from Outward Truth (4)

We are in Fate and Fate's and do but lack/ Outness from soul to know ourselves its dwelling,/ And do but compel Fate aside or back/ By Fate's own immanence in the compelling./ We are too far in us fr...

The Unjust Faith's Truth (5)

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 th...


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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
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