The weakest like to exercise their power --
Abusers all lash out from lack of power.
The human mind must always seek out orders
In which to live and men bark out their orders.
The lean lion prowls around the desert plain
And lures leopard out upon the desert plain --
The spirits fled -- no one believed in them.
The gods all died -- no one believed in them.
I wish I had a fortune for my love --
I wish I had a flower for my love.
I wish I had the money
If I were single I would live alone,
Just reading books. If I could live alone
I'd spend each
A spot of warmth, tight twisting, rising air
Atop an ocean, sun-warmed. Rising air
You ought to live your life as though it will
Be judged by history and art. It will.
As sunlight slips between the shades I do
My joy and watch you sleep – with love, I do.
You golden love, you organize yourself –
The best in life, you organize yourself.
The wealth of
What need have I of wine when your soft flesh
Makes drunken wings my soul? Oh, your soft
My Muses are the offspring of my memory
And God. The Greeks were right. I sing my memory.