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Peter Olevnik Poems
On the river's bridge one night I stopped to meditate, reflecting on other bridges I had crossed, while I watched the swollen currents below.
My Morning Mirror
May I awaken to the light of my own true nature. - - - -From a Buddhist Prayer
At my morning window catching my eye was the rain sent creek, often dry, just beyond my dooryard.
Comments about Peter Olevnik
(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)
(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886)
(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616)
(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973)
Edgar Allan Poe
(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849)
(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967)
(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994)
(31 May 1819 - 26 March 1892)
On the river's bridge one night
I stopped to meditate,
reflecting on other bridges I had crossed,
while I watched the swollen currents below.
Swirling, splashing, heedless bound,
as my path in retrospect,
not stopping, fording on.
Could I, at what seemed an inclement course,
have stayed a bit longer,
caught the trace of trouble in your eyes?
Like the rushing river,
I could not slow,
But learned, painfully so,
too late you closed your life.