Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | August 9, 2009

POEM OF THE DAY: The Poet

by Yone Noguchi (1875 – 1947).

The Poet

Out of the deep and the dark,
A sparkling mystery, a shape,
Something perfect,
Comes like the stir of the day:
One whose breath is an odor,                           5
Whose eyes show the road to stars,
The breeze in his face,
The glory of heaven on his back.
He steps like a vision hung in air,
Diffusing the passion of eternity;                     10
His abode is the sunlight of morn,
The music of eve his speech:
In his sight,
One shall turn from the dust of the grave,
And move upward to the woodland.                 15

Notes:
http://www.noguchi.org/yone_noguchi.html
http://www.enotes.com/twentieth-century-criticism/noguchi-yone


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