Mary Colborne-Veel

(New Zealand)

Distant Authors


"Aqui esta encerrada el alma licenciado Pedro Garcias."

Dear books! and each the living soul,
   Our hearts aver, of men unseen,
Whose power to strengthen, charm, control,
   Surmounts all earth's green miles between.

For us at least the artists show
   Apart from fret of work-day jars:
We know them but as friends may know,
   Or they are known beyond the stars.

Their mirth, their grief, their soul's desire,
   When twilight murmuring of streams,
Or skies far touched by sunset fire,
   Exalt them to pure worlds of dreams;

Their love of good; their rage at wrong;
   Their hours when struggling thought makes way;
Their hours when fancy drifts to song
   Lightly and glad as bird-trills may;

All these are truths. And if as true
   More graceless scrutiny that reads,
"These fruits amid strange husking grew;"
   "These lilies blossomed amongst weeds;"

Here no despoiling doubts shall blow,
   No fret of feud, of work-day jars.
We know them but as friends may know,
   Or they are known beyond the stars.

Submitted: Saturday, January 04, 2003

Form:


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: sunset, work, grief, power, song, green, fire, friend, star, dream, sky

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Distant Authors by Mary Colborne-Veel )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  4. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  5. If, Rudyard Kipling
  6. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. The Man He Killed, Thomas Hardy
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  10. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou

Poem of the Day

poet Oliver Wendell Holmes

YES, write, if you want to, there's nothing like trying;
Who knows what a treasure your casket may hold?
I'll show you that rhyming's as easy as lying,
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. God, ! - Th@ We N0t, sEaN nOrTh
  2. only Dfence against a rhythm - Boi, sEaN nOrTh
  3. Snuggle 2, Michael P. McParland
  4. ROAD FROM PARIS 1970, Terry Collett
  5. '' O '', Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  6. Short and Sweet, Brittany Veloso
  7. PH: Echo: True Love, Brian Johnston
  8. Snow Blind..., Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  9. Nostalgia, Rimni chakravarty
  10. The Spirit-World, Emmanuel George Cefai
[Hata Bildir]