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To My Neighbor


I lift you higher,
lift you out
of your body cells
stuffed with anxiety
of your past -
an evil load that smells.

I'll fill each cell
with love and joy
that makes the
angels dance.
You'll glide through earthly
filth and stench -
a spiritual trance.

From your youth filled eyes,
your hands
and feet,
a holy peace shall flow,
so you and I
be filled with grace -
let us be still
and know.

William Hermanns
[P527]

Seelentränen


Seelentränen sind Gedichte,
rot mit Herzblut aufgeschrieben,
tiefem Menschenleid zum Ruhm,

Lies sie still in reinem Lichte,
unbeschattet,
frei von Trieben:
Du betrittst ein Heiligtum.


Wilhelm Hermanns
[G001]




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 P426

                          
              I Rise


I rise into infinity
to ban the atomic fate.
I take you along, and you and you,
before it is too late.

Each stage of afterlife we conquer
when our soul begins to chant.
Who said, "You can do greater things
than I."? Don't answer, "Christ , I can't."

Once, as the Kaiser's volunteer,
I, German hero, marched to battle.
It whispered, "You embrace the curse:
a million slaughtered like cheap cattle."

I listened and embraced my soul.
My vow betrothed infinity
for three generations. Atoms knock
now at my door. Youth follow me.

                   William Hermanns    [P426]

Note: P426 I Rise; Stanford; January 14, 1985 (WH wrote, "Last night Ken meditated with me as always before going to bed, then read a chapter from Eckankar discourse. At 7am I woke up and took the pen."), C850317, i850326; WH note: "Add the introduction of the story of Leutenant Langenkamp feeding two Polish soldiers with one herring. We cannot master the nuclear danger on the three-dimensional level. Einstein said that the heart of man will change our fate, not alliances between nations." The introduction to this poem for the planned poem compilation is the essay Change the Heart of Man.

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