I Will Return

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I  WILL  RETURN


I will return, I will come back
when time is a lily, when time
is a lily on lake water, 
and there is no lack
of sweet laughter
nor need for empty rhyme.

I will come back, I will return
when time is a tiger, when time
is a tiger burning, burning, 
and then I will turn
in sweet yearning
and whisper, Here I am.

Lasha Darkmoon

Dr Lasha Darkmoon (b.1978) is an Anglo-American ex-academic with higher degrees in Classics whose political articles and poems have been translated into several languages. Most of her political essays can be found at The Occidental Observer and The TruthSeeker. Her own website, Darkmoon.me, is now within the top 1 percent of websites in the world according to the Alexa ranking system.

4 thoughts to “I Will Return”

  1. Who is this fabulous poet by the name of Xanadu?
    Is the poet a He or a She?
    She (He) reminds me of Kadia_Molodowsky or even
    Gertrud Kolmar..
    Great work indeed!

  2. The Tiger
    William Blake

    Tiger Tiger. burning bright,
    In the forests of the night;
    What immortal hand or eye.
    Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

    In what distant deeps or skies.
    Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
    On what wings dare he aspire?
    What the hand, dare seize the fire?

    And what shoulder, & what art,
    Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
    And when thy heart began to beat.
    What dread hand? & what dread feet?

    What the hammer? what the chain,
    In what furnace was thy brain?
    What the anvil? what dread grasp.
    Dare its deadly terrors clasp?

    When the stars threw down their spears
    And watered heaven with their tears:
    Did he smile His work to see?
    Did he who made the lamb make thee?

    Tiger Tiger burning bright,
    In the forests of the night:
    What immortal hand or eye,
    Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

    1. @ Alan Donelson

      Thanks for providing the link to this Blake poem. Blake has been a major influence on LD’s work and echoes of the poem can be heard quite distinctly in the second verse of the present poem, “I Will Return”.

      By the way, LD has already expressed her admiration for the Blake poem in this article published on the DM site in December 2016. Here you can listen to two different recitations of the poem on YouTube, one by a man and the other by a woman:

      https://www.darkmoon.me/2016/the-tyger-by-william-blake/

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