NIRVANA POEMS

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Nirvana

When I woke up
Encircled by light,
Never have I seen
Anything so bright.
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Az Mo

Az Mo
Michael Oaktree

Under an arch of glorious leaves I passed
Out of the wood and saw the sickle moon
Floating in daylight o'er the pale green sea.

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Alfred Noyes

Alfred Noyes
Five A.m.

Elan that lifts me above the clouds
into pure space, timeless, yea eternal
Breath transmuted into words
Transmuted back to breath
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Allen Ginsberg
'but'

Tho we seem to reach the turning
And the Government is yearning
To brings us swift releif, and make a cut
In the burden of the taxes,
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Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis
Nirvana

not much chance,
completely cut loose from
purpose,
he was a young man
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Charles Bukowski
2nd Chorus Mexico City Blues

Man is not worried in the middle

Man in the Middle
Is not Worried
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Jack Kerouac
Captain Craig

I

I doubt if ten men in all Tilbury Town
Had ever shaken hands with Captain Craig,
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Edwin Arlington Robinson

Edwin Arlington Robinson
Nirvana

Divest thyself, O Soul, of vain desire!
Bid hope farewell, dismiss all coward fears;
Take leave of empty laughter, emptier tears,
And quench, for ever quench, the wasting fire
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Mathilde Blind
Nirvana

Through seas of dreams and seas of phantasies,
Through seas of solitudes and vacancies,
And through my Self, the deepest of the seas,
I strive to thee,
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Sidney Lanier

Sidney Lanier
A Dream Of Oblivion

The day of time was darkening to its end:
The sun hung chill within the blackened noon,
Its splendors one with night. Form planetrs doomed
The wail of death to empty silence rose.
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Clark Ashton Smith
A Silence

past parentage or gender
beyond sung vocables
the slipped-between
the so infinitesimal
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Amy Clampitt
High Noon

Timeâ??s finger on the dial of my life
Points to high noon! And yet the half-spent day
Leaves less than half remaining, for the dark,
Bleak shadows of the grave engulf the end.
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Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Nirvana

Poised as a god whose lone, detachèd post,
A eyrie, pends between the boundary-marks
Of finite years and those unvaried darks
That veil Eternity, I saw the host
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Clark Ashton Smith
A New Heaven

Seeing we never found gay fairyland
(Though still we crouched by bluebells moon by moon)
And missed the tide of Lethe; yet are soon
For that new bridge that leaves old Styx half-spanned;
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Wilfred Owen

Wilfred Owen
Fratres Minores

With minds still hovering above their testicles
Certain poets here and in France
Still sigh over established and natural fact
Long since fully discussed by Ovid.
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Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound
A Hymn Of Heat

When Summer comes
To silence the retreating drums
Of stubborn Winter, when content
Shall salve my chill predicament.
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Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis
To A Buddha Seated On A Lotus

LORD BUDDHA, on thy Lotus-throne,
With praying eyes and hands elate,
What mystic rapture dost thou own,
Immutable and ultimate?
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Sarojini Naidu
Hopeless! Despairless! Like That Indian Wise

Hopeless! Despairless! like that Indian wise
Free of desire, save no desire to know.
To gain that sweet Nirvana each one tries,
Thinks to assuage soul-wearing passion so.
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Thomas Runciman
You Who Know What Easeful Arms

You who know what easeful arms
Silence winds about the dead,
Or what far-swept music charms
Hearts that were earth-wearied;
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Thomas Runciman
Before A Statue Of Buddha

O Buddha, of the mystic smile
And downcast, dreamful eyes,
To whom unnumbered sacred shrines
And gilded statues rise,
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John L. Stoddard

John L. Stoddard
Spring-watching Pavilion

A gentle spring evening arrives
airily, unclouded by worldly dust.

Three times the bell tolls echoes like a wave.
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Ho Xuan Huong
Sarah Brown

Maurice, weep not, I am not here under this pine tree.
The balmy air of spring whispers through the sweet grass,
The stars sparkle, the whippoorwill calls,
But thou grievest, while my soul lies rapturous
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Edgar Lee Masters

Edgar Lee Masters
Nirvana

A drop of water risen from the ocean
Forgot its cause, and spake with deep emotion
Unto a passing breeze. ‘How desolate
And all forlorn is my unhappy fate.
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Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Captain Craig I

I doubt if ten men in all Tilbury Town
Had ever shaken hands with Captain Craig,
Or called him by his name, or looked at him
So curiously, or so concernedly,
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Edwin Arlington Robinson

Edwin Arlington Robinson
Buddha

Would that by Hindu magic we became
Dark monks of jeweled India long ago,
Sitting at Prince Siddartha's feet to know
The foolishness of gold and love and station,
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Vachel Lindsay

Vachel Lindsay
Nirvana

Sleep on-I lie at heaven's high oriels,
Over the stars that murmur as they go
Lighting your lattice-window far below;
And every star some of the glory spells
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John Hall Wheelock

John Hall Wheelock
Wakefulness

Drifting, idly drifting, where thought's varied streams
Meet at last and mingle in the realm of dreams,
Gladly would I join them in oblivion's deep!
Sleep, so dear to me,
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John L. Stoddard

John L. Stoddard
The Will To Live

Since Faith is a veil that has nothing behind it,
And Hope wanders lost where no mortal can find it,
Since Love is a mirror we break in a minute
In snatching the image our soul has cast in it,
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E. (edith) Nesbit
The Will To Live

SINCE Faith is a veil that has nothing behind it,
And Hope wanders lost where no mortal can find it,
Since Love is a mirror we break in a minute
In snatching the image our soul has cast in it,
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Edith Nesbit

Edith Nesbit
The Wedding Of The Rose And The Lotos

The wide Pacific waters
And the Atlantic meet.
With cries of joy they mingle,
In tides of love they greet.
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Vachel Lindsay

Vachel Lindsay
The Eyes Of Wisdom

In the time or
in and out of the space or
elsewhere I wander
ed,
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Pushpa Ratna Tuladhar

Pushpa Ratna Tuladhar
Word Play

Word play is emancipation of the soul.
The soul emancipated is a gift to the collective.
A gift to the collective is the key to positive change.
The key to positive change leads to the eternal door.
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Qurasha Rajkumar

Qurasha Rajkumar
Realisation Hit

Regret that time when I was not me
When I was used to carry a frown
Thinking it was a crown
Always knew
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Rupal Gaur

Rupal Gaur
Atlantis

What poets sang in Atlantis? Who can tell
The epics of Atlantis or their names?
The sea hath its own murmurs, and sounds not
The secrets of its silences beneath,
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Gordon Bottomley
Boca

"Nature abhors a vacuum", theorists of both philosophy and
politics assure us.

What's more, the phenomena is not confined to mere
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Paul Cameron Brown
Nirvana

Taking off my shoes
Entered into
The room of darkness
Like the shiny black satin
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Pushpa Ratna Tuladhar

Pushpa Ratna Tuladhar