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Sheets, Geo M. (ed.) / The Wisconsin literary magazine
Vol. VI, No. 1 (October 1908)

Buchen, Walther
Heart of the world,   p. 21


Page 21


HEART OF THE WORLD
            WALTIER BucIIEN.
  Rose of the World! Queen-Rose
Of a Glorious Garden of Roses,
Turn to the Sun of the Life where it glows-
Drink of the splendor-for surely night closes
The door of Love's Day with the Wind of Woes-
What love has the Night for roses,
Red Rose of the World-my Rose?
  Truth of all Truths, Life's Truth,
Oh, be dead to the Past and Her calling,
Great is the Now and how gentle Her ruth-
Grim is the Future and wierdly appalling -
Be safe, while you may, from the Dragon's tooth
Nor heed to the grieving calling-
Live now, Love! That is the Truth!
  Heart of my Heart, heart's Heart!
Shall we wail for the dreams that are dying?
Dreams! How they wander and how they depart!
Love, they nor halt nor delay for your crying
But flee, or are slain by the Truth-or Art!
Why weep for What's dead or dying?
Hold hard to the Life, Heart's Heart!
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