Roy Campbell

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  • Anand Brown (4/25/2014 2:31:00 AM)

    I love Roy Campbell. I LOVE TO SEE WHEN LEAVES DEPART THE CLEAR ANATOMY ARRIVE, WINTER THE PARAGON OF ART! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! South African poets rock! ! !

    Durban is spelled wrong. Please fix it, thank you.

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The Golden Shower By: Roy Campbell

Though we seem merely mortal, what we are
Is clearly mirrored on a deathless flood.
We change and fade: our dust is strewn afar—
Only the ancient river of our blood,
Rising far-off in unimagined spaces,
Red with the silt and ruin of the past
And churning with the strife of savage races,
Like deep Zambezi goes on rolling past,
Swiftens through us its energies unending,
And reaches out, beneath the shades we cast,
To what vast ocean of the night descending,
Or in what sunny lake at last to sleep,
We do not know — save that it turns to foam,
Just ...

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