George Santayana

(16 December 1863 - 26 September 1952 / Madrid)

George Santayana Poems

1. Before A Statue Of Achilles 4/11/2012
2. On A Piece Of Tapestry 4/11/2012
3. Sonnet Vii 4/21/2010
4. I Would I Might Forget That I Am I 4/21/2010
5. To. W. P. 4/21/2010
6. Mont Brevent 1/3/2003
7. Faith 4/21/2010
8. Cape Cod 4/21/2010
9. We Needs Must Be Divided In The Tomb 1/4/2003
10. Slowly The Black Earth Gains 1/3/2003
11. Decima 1/3/2003
12. As In The Midst Of Battle There Is Room 1/4/2003
13. The Poet's Testament 1/3/2003
14. Sonnet Xliii 1/3/2003
15. There May Be Chaos Still Around The World 1/3/2003
16. Sonnet V 1/3/2003
17. The Power Of Art 1/3/2003
18. Slow And Reluctant Was The Long Descent 1/3/2003
19. Sonnet Xxv 1/3/2003
20. Sonnet Iii 1/3/2003
21. A Toast 1/3/2003
22. Premonition 1/3/2003
Best Poem of George Santayana

Premonition

The muffled syllables that Nature speaks
Fill us with deeper longing for her word;
She hides a meaning that the spirit seeks,
She makes a sweeter music than is heard.

A hidden light illumines all our seeing,
An unknown love enchants our solitude.
We feel and know that from the depths of being
Exhales an infinite, a perfect good.

Though the heart wear the garment of its sorrow
And be not happy like a naked star,
Yet from the thought of peace some peace we borrow,
Some rapture from the rapture felt afar.

Our heart strings are too coarse ...

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Decima

Silent daisies out of reach,
Maidens of the starry grass,
Gazing on me as I pass
With a look too wise for speech,
Teach me resignation,--teach
Patience to the barren clod,
As, above your happier sod,
Bending to the wind's caress,
You--unplucked, alas!--no less
Sweetly manifest the god.

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