Johannes Carl Andersen

(14 March 1873 - 19 June 1962 / Klakring, Jutland)

Poems of Johannes Carl Andersen

1. Maui Victor 1/4/2003
2. Soft, Low and Sweet 1/4/2003
3. Summer 1/1/2004

Maui Victor

Unhewn in quarry lay the Parian stone,
   Ere hands, god-guided, of Praxiteles
Might shape the Cnidian Venus. Long ungrown
   The ivory was which, chiselled, robbed of ease
   Pygmalion, sculptor-lover. Now are these,
The stone and ivory, immortal made.
   The golden apples of Hesperides
Shall never, scattered, in blown dust be laid,
   Till Time, the dragon-guard, has lived his last decade.

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