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Parsifal (Again And Again)

O sublime, extraordinary, infinitely mysterious music!

What do you mean, you are so infinite!

Feelings absolute, beyond mortal ken

Yet absolutely what we are, what we do, how we feel;

In those unspoken moments within the bus-queues,

The strange sights of a building, flooded with unreasonable hope,

And the beauty of a stranger - lady that you know

Totally, forever, in eternity, yet never will see again

And never meet! The sadness of a garden

With beautiful flowers and dripping, drenching perfumes

Of love, hope, intensity of being.


Cloudsley, Tim, MA; British independent academic researcher and writer, poet, essayist, and short story writer resident in Colombia; formerly lecturer in Sociology at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland.

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