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Joseph Manduke

Northumberland Strait

Thursday, May 15,2008

Northumberland Strait

So emperors hear that glory fleets
In no way do memories sleep
Without my stream of youth, my smile, its play
Can I now find complete

No man would stay alone with sleep
Then dreamy vision will still creep
No place, no river, no bounds will say
That ever could ours have been a better play

Without our smiles our love our place
That moons moments less our embrace
Without that turn, that look of grace
Our lives, without goal stand in place

So its said that travel must abide

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God Himself Cries

Joseph Manduke Poems
Poetry and thoughts written after 1956

Friday, July 18,2008


God himself Cries

When love is true and lost the universe itself weeps
God himself cries when love is lost
Love is not contained
Galaxies weep when true love is lost

Nay, clusters of galaxies stop turning in infinity when love dies
God cries
The creator's heart itself, the infinite word
the power of creation that is love, waits

Takes pause in the tear
takes a moment from the foundation itself of all life and all hope

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