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

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. Christmas Trees, Robert Frost
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  4. Talking Turkeys!, Benjamin Zephaniah
  5. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, Mary Elizabeth Frye
  10. To Lucasta, Going To The Wars, Richard Lovelace

Poem of the Day

poet Richard Lovelace

Tell me not (Sweet) I am unkind,
That from the nunnery
Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind
To war and arms I fly.

True, a new mistress now I chase,
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Hedonism, Edward Kofi Louis
  2. Afshan Ahmad and The Terrorists, Akhtar Jawad
  3. My lovely Muse from Venus, Yor Nella
  4. Egoism, Edward Kofi Louis
  5. Caroline, Wensislaus Mbirimi
  6. Silent Love, Phil Soar
  7. Dream (landless Zimbabweans), Wensislaus Mbirimi
  8. Vintage Flower, Edward Kofi Louis
  9. Proverbs, Wensislaus Mbirimi
  10. Greatness In Courage, Bernedita Rosinha Pinto
[Hata Bildir]