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Dark Earth Folds In The Heart's Red Bloom

Dark Earth Folds In The Heart's Red Bloom

You and I and all we do
Know not, til our hearts are through 
The press of life, what things we be
Root or leaves or shade of tree.
You and I and all we seem
May be but as a drift of dream
In the eyes of One who gave
Self to love and love to save,-
Yea, all the deeds that men have wrought
Mere flower of dream, flame of thought,
Break of waves on a drear shore,
Scent of the wild rose on the moor.
Yet we have seen, and hold it sure,
That out of shame come forth the pure;
Dark earth folds in the heart's red bloom;
In vain, we build the soul a tomb.

R.J. Lindley
1976 or 77 ?

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 1/27/2018 11:16:00 AM
Reading this again. So eloquent and beautiful.
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Date: 9/19/2017 11:25:00 AM
This is gorgeous! Fave.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 9/19/2017 1:03:00 PM
Thank you. Once when young, I wrote many such poems--most were stolen and burned by my ex-wife when we got a divorce. My very best work, -all (over 600 poems)were burned.. As further punishment heaped upon me. I managed to rewrite a few but being young -just decided to start over writing new poems.
Date: 4/20/2017 6:24:00 AM
Wow Robert, so profound at such a young age. I love it and really every line is magnificent in its own right. Really makes one ponder. A super 7
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Date: 4/20/2017 3:36:00 AM
A somber piece with beautiful descriptive language and beams of optimistic light that reveal hope. The lines: "In the eyes of One who gave" "Self to love and love to save" is fantastic. An excellent deep write Robert that is an absolute pleasure to read. a fave. 7+ lynnxxx
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Date: 4/19/2017 10:48:00 PM
How can I say this, this poem has captured the mood of my heart tonight, so well written and a fav! A7
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