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Ocean of Forms

I dive down into the depth of the ocean of forms, hoping to gain the perfect pearl of the formless. No more sailing from harbor to harbor with this my weather-beaten boat. The days are long passed when my sport … Continue reading

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Seashore

On the seashore of endless worlds children meet. The infinite sky is motionless overhead and the restless water is boisterous. On the seashore of endless worlds the children meet with shouts and dances. They build their houses with sand and … Continue reading

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A Dialogue Betwixt Venus, Thetis, and Phoebus

Venus. I’ll woo thee with a kiss to come away. Thetis. And I with forty for to stay. Venus. I’ll give to thee the fair Adonis’ spear, So thou wilt rise. Thetis. And I, to keep thee here, Will give … Continue reading

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Song

Who has robbed the ocean cave To tinge thy lips with coral hue? Who from India’s distant wave For thee those pearly treasures drew? Who from yonder orient sky Stole the morning of thine eye? Thousand charms, they form to … Continue reading

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Another Pearl

Let’s walk to the sound of distant shells To a place where life would have no end You’d be the mother of my pearls If you follow me into my world Back to the place where we’d be free Where … Continue reading

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The Merry Widow

Women, women, women, Women, women, women, You may study their ways if you can, But a woman’s too much for a man, It is deeper than diving for pearls Courting girls, girls, girls, girls, girls! Franz LĂ©har, ‘Women’, from The … Continue reading

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Song from the Ship

To sea! To sea! the calm is o’er; The wanton water leaps in sport, And rattles down the pebbly shore; The dolphin wheels, the sea-cows snort, And unseen Mermaids’ pearly song Comes bubbling up the weeds among. Fling broad the … Continue reading

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