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Soaring to the heights of blue sky

Beautiful as blue in a deep dream,

Voice quivering in racked agony and pain -

The beauty of greatest art in tragedy,

lnsane addiction to compulsive love

Compromising never, erotically entwined

With the stars and the coldly burning moon

In a sad, incomprehensible ecstasy:

Love in a liquid flow of music's fire.


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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