The following are pieces from poems by Kahlil Gibran, Rabindranath Tagore, Valmiki, Rimbaud and Pable Neruda. Practise your disemvowelling.
1. You would know in words that which you have always know in thought.
You would touch with your fingers the naked body of your dreams.
2.When love beckons to you follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep.
And when his wings enfold you yield to him,
Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.
3. For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun?
And what is to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides,
4. I ask for a moment’s indulgence to sit by thy side. The works
that I have in hand I will finish afterwards.
5.In a worldless timeless lightless great emptiness
Four-faced Brahma broods.
6. I have come to the brink of eternity from which nothing can vanish
—no hope, no happiness, no vision of a face seen through tears
7. The mirror of Hortense
Images everything monstrous.
8. Everything seen…
the vision glems in evry air.
9. Who will stir up whirlwinds of furious fire
If we do not, and those whom we call brothers?
10. We must not leave tis place.
around the lip of the cup we share, these words,
11. Which is worth more, a creowd of thousands,
or your own genuine solitude?
12. Don’t worry abut saving those songs!
And if one of our instruments break,
it doesn’t matter.
13. Between shadow and space, between trimmings and damsels,
endowed with a singular heart and sorrowful dreams,
14. It is a single hour long as a vein,
and between the acid and patience of wrinkled time
15. Scarcely withing my reason, with my fingers,
with slow waters slow inundated,
I fall into the realm of forget-me-nots,