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A song and poem for the end of the World (Happy Solstice)

Friday, December 21, 2012

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A Song On The End Of The World

by Czeslaw Milosz

On the day the world ends
A bee circles a clover,
A fisherman mends a glimmering net.
Happy porpoises jump in the sea,
By the rainspout young sparrows are playing
And the snake is gold-skinned as it should always be.

On the day the world ends
Women walk through the fields under their umbrellas,
A drunkard grows sleepy at the edge of a lawn,
Vegetable peddlers shout in the street
And a yellow-sailed boat comes nearer the island,
The voice of a violin lasts in the air
And leads into a starry night.

And those who expected lightning and thunder
Are disappointed.
And those who expected signs and archangels' trumps
Do not believe it is happening now.
As long as the sun and the moon are above,
As long as the bumblebee visits a rose,
As long as rosy infants are born
No one believes it is happening now.

Only a white-haired old man, who would be a prophet
Yet is not a prophet, for he's much too busy,
Repeats while he binds his tomatoes:
No other end of the world will there be,
No other end of the world will there be.


by Robert Frost

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
>From what Iíve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
VALERIEMAHA 12/22/2012 5:51PM

    Thank you Rebecca!

I have a love affair going with Czeslaw Milosz -- LOVE that poem. And the Robert Frost is divine as well.

Bowing in gratitude for spreading beauty,

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BILL60 12/22/2012 6:53AM

    Thank you for sharing.

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CRYSTALJEM 12/22/2012 12:32AM

    Beautiful poems. Thank you. It is a good day. I am glad to be sharing it with you.

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JILLITA55 12/21/2012 5:56PM

    well I don't think this is the end of the world

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