Last Week of Poetry Game With Answers

This week, I have posted all the five poems here in one post instead of posting a poem each day. The titles and authors/poets are also given all jumbled up. The answers are at the end of this post.

Poem 1

Love means to learn to look at yourself
The way one looks at distant things
For you are only one among many.
And whoever sees that way heals his heart.
Without knowing it, from various ills–
A bird and a tree say to him:Friend.

Then he wants to use himself and things
So that they stand in glow of ripeness.
It doesn’t matter whether he knows what he serves:
Who serves best doesn’t always understand.

Authors Titles
How Could a Lover Fall Derek Walcutt
Buddhist Sutra Tukaram
Jewish Mystics Czeslaw Milosz
Love Sutra Nipata
Love After Love Maggid of Mezeritch

Poem 2

The time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other’s welcome,

and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you

all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.

Authors Titles
How Could a Lover Fall Derek Walcutt
Buddhist Sutra Tukaram
Jewish Mystics Czeslaw Milosz
Love Sutra Nipata
Love After Love Maggid of Mezeritch

Poem 3

Think of yourself as nothing,
And totally forget yourself when you pray.
Only have in mind that you are praying for the Divine Prescence
You can then enter the Universe of Thought,
A state that is beyond time.
Everything in this realm is the same, life and death, land and sea…
But in order to enter the Universe of Thought where all is the same,
you must relinquish your ego, and forget all your troubles

Authors Titles
How Could a Lover Fall Derek Walcutt
Buddhist Sutra Tukaram
Jewish Mystics Czeslaw Milosz
Love Sutra Nipata
Love After Love Maggid of Mezeritch

Poem 4

What could have caused your grip to weaken
that allowed creation to be?

How could a lover fall to his death
from the arms of infinite
strength?

How active you are in the mind sustaining such a great wall
that the sun can cast a frightening shadow
the world believes.

No one has ever really known sadness. No real God
would ever allow pain.

How then can a heart feel it is broken and in need
If we are held in the arms of infinite
compassion and
strength?

The mirror you (God) stand before –
we need to gaze into it also.

That name you called Beloved
as I fell from your lips –
I suffer

 because I did not quite
hear it;

so tell me again dear One
so clear:

I am
you.

Authors Titles
How Could a Lover Fall Derek Walcutt
Buddhist Sutra Tukaram
Jewish Mystics Czeslaw Milosz
Love Sutra Nipata
Love After Love Maggid of Mezeritch

Poem 5

as a flower blown out by the wind
goes to rest and cannot be defined
so the wise man freed from individuality
goes to rest and cannot be defined.
gone beyond all images-
gone beyond the power of words

Authors Titles
How Could a Lover Fall Derek Walcutt
Buddhist Sutra Tukaram
Jewish Mystics Czeslaw Milosz
Love Sutra Nipata
Love After Love Maggid of Mezeritch

Answers

Poem 1  Love by Czeslaw Milosz (poet, Nobel Prize for Literature 1980)

Source: http://famouspoetsandpoems.com/poets/czeslaw_milosz/poems/15379

Poem 2  Love After Love by Derek Walcutt (poet, Nobel Prize for Literature 1992)

Source: http://www.famouspoetsandpoems.com/poets/derek_walcott/poems/11250

Poem 3  Jewish Mystics/Maggid of Mezeritch

Source: http://www.poetseers.org/spiritual_and_devotional_poets/jewish/think_nothing/

Poem 4  How Could a Lover Fall by Tukaram (Indian mystic and saint)

Source: http://www.poetseers.org/spiritual_and_devotional_poets/india/tukuram/

Poem 5  Buddhist Sutra from Sutra Nipata

Source: http://www.poetseers.org/spiritual_and_devotional_poets/buddhist/

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