Match Titles and Authors with Poems

All the five poems for the poetry game are here along with jumbled up titles and authors. Match the poems to titles and authors. The title match is expected to be easy. It will be interesting to see how the authors are matched. The answers are at the end of this post. Your feedback and comments will be equally interesting.

Day 1

Your face is neither infinite nor ephemeral.
You can never see your own face,
only a reflection, not the face itself.

So you sigh in front of mirrors
and cloud the surface.

It’s better to keep your breath cold.
Hold it, like a diver does in the ocean.
One slight movement, the mirror-image goes.

Don’t be dead or asleep or awake.
Don’t be anything.

What you most want,
what you travel around wishing to find,
lose yourself as lovers lose themselves,
and you’ll be that.

Titles                                                                              Author
1. Peace                                                                           1. Meister Eckhart
2. Bliss                                                                             2. Attar
3. The Hope of Loving                                              3. Ramana Maharishi
4. Looking for Your Own Face                              4.  David Gould
5. No Room for Hate                                                 5.  School Children

Day 2

From peace we come and to peace we go,
meanwhile peace is something we don’t know.

The condition of the heart can alter the perspective of a person.
The condition of the hearts of a nation can alter
the state of mankind–PEACE.

Peace without
Comes, from peace within.

Titles                                                                              Author
1. Peace                                                                           1. Meister Eckhart
2. Bliss                                                                             2. Attar
3. The Hope of Loving                                              3. Ramana Maharishi
4. Looking for Your Own Face                              4.  David Gould
5. No Room for Hate                                                 5.  School Children

Day 3

What keeps us alive, what allows us to endure?

I think it is the hope of loving,
or being loved.

I heard a fable once about the sun going on a journey
to find its source, and how the moon wept
without her lover’s
warm gaze.

We weep when light does not reach our hearts. We wither
like fields if someone close
does not rain their
kindness
upon
us.

Titles                                                                              Author
1. Peace                                                                           1. Meister Eckhart
2. Bliss                                                                             2. Attar
3. The Hope of Loving                                              3. Ramana Maharishi
4. Looking for Your Own Face                              4.  David Gould
5. No Room for Hate                                                 5.  School Children

Day 4

Bliss is not something to be got.
On the other hand you are always Bliss.
This desire [for Bliss] is born of the sense of incompleteness.
To whom is this sense of incompleteness?
Enquire. In deep sleep you were blissful.
Now you are not so.
What has interposed between that Bliss and this non-bliss?
It is the ego.
Seek its source and find you are Bliss.

Titles                                                                              Author
1. Peace                                                                           1. Meister Eckhart
2. Bliss                                                                             2. Attar
3. The Hope of Loving                                              3. Ramana Maharishi
4. Looking for Your Own Face                              4.  David Gould
5. No Room for Hate                                                 5.  School Children

Day 5

There is no room within my heart
for revenge, fire or hate
there is no room within my mind
for any thoughts like these.

I cannot find the words to say
just how it is I feel
but I know from deepest hurt
I must forgiveness find.

The hurt that’s been done to us
cuts sore like a knife
but we must not repay in kind
what has been done to us.

Instead we must try and find
the way that is so hard,
and reach out our loving hands
to find some friendship now.

There can be no more healing thing
than opening wide our eyes
and seeing that most other folk
are really just like us.

Titles                                                                              Author
1. Peace                                                                           1. Meister Eckhart
2. Bliss                                                                             2. Attar
3. The Hope of Loving                                              3. Ramana Maharishi
4. Looking for Your Own Face                              4.  David Gould
5. No Room for Hate                                                 5.  School Children

Answers:

Day 1   Looking for Your Own Face by Attar (a Persian Sufi poet)

Source: www.poetseers.org

Day 2   Peace poems by School Children

1st poem Oakdale High School, Riversdale, South Africa

2nd poem Walnut Ridge Middle School Library, Walnut Ridge, AR, US

3rd poem Glenala State High School, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Source: www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/peaceday/poem.asp

Day 3  The Hope of Loving by Meister Eckhart (a German Christian mystic)

Source: www.poetseers.org

Day 4 Bliss byRamana Maharishi (Indian spiritual sage and mystic)

Source: www.poetseers.org

Day 5 No Room for Hate by David Gould (parent who lost a daughter in London

bombings, July 2005)

Source: www.worldpeace.org.au/poems.asp

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