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 The Center for Literate Values ~ Defending the Western tradition of responsible individualism, disciplined freedom, tasteful creativity, common sense, and faith in a supreme moral being.

P R A E S I D I U M

A Common-Sense Journal of Literary and Cultural Analysis

15.2 (Spring 2015)

 

Poetry

 moon

Yearning
Joseph von Eichendorff (trans. David Z. Crookes)

 

summer night,

here I stand;

stars are bright,

still the land.

distant horn

fires my heart:

fancy-borne,

let me start.

 

all is still;

walkers twain

climb the hill,

sing a strain:

steep ravine—

plunging flood

veiled in green

rustling wood.

 

overgrown

garden wall;

bust of stone,

moonlit hall;

fountain sighs,

lutes incite

Lise to rise:

  summer night.

 iris

IRIS, GODDESS OF THE RAINBOW (PAINTING BY DZC)

nightstorm

NIGHT-STORM: GRETA ON ANNALONG PIER (drawing by DZC)

David Crookes is a polymath who cultivates the life of the spirit from many directions, all of them amical to the rich tradition of Western culture.  He resides in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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