George Santayana Light Poems

  • 1.
    The candor of the gods is in thy gaze,
    The strength of Diane in thy virgin hand,
    Commanding as the goddess might command,
    And lead her lovers into higher ways.
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  • 2.
    Not human art, but living gods alone
    Can fashion beauties that by changing live,--
    Her buds to spring, his fruits to autumn give,
    To earth her fountains in her heart of stone;
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  • 3.
    O world, thou choosest not the better part!
    It is not wisdom to be only wise,
    And on the inward vision close the eyes,
    But it is wisdom to believe the heart.
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  • 4.
    Dreamt I today the dream of yesternight,
    Sleep ever feigning one evolving theme -
    Of my two lives which should I call the dream?
    Which action vanity? Which vision sight?
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  • 5.
    I give back to the earth what the earth gave,
    All to the furrow, none to the grave,
    The candle's out, the spirit's vigil spent;
    Sight may not follow where the vision went.
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  • 6.
    The muffled syllables that Nature speaks
    Fill us with deeper longing for her word;
    She hides a meaning that the spirit seeks,
    She makes a sweeter music than is heard.
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  • 7.
    I
    Calm was the sea to which your course you kept,
    Oh, how much calmer than all southern seas!
    Many your nameless mates, whom the keen breeze
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  • 8.
    O WORLD, thou choosest not the better part!
    It is not wisdom to be only wise,
    And on the inward vision close the eyes,
    But it is wisdom to believe the heart.
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Total 8 Light Poems by George Santayana

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