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July 15, 2010

Slow Water

Sinking into imperceptible depths of humanity
(Too shallow-minded for such a bottomless deep)

Slow water takes me down
Slow water makes me drown

Ego haud fides in Deus, non-Opus Dei; tantum in mihi
(I have no faith in God, nor his works; only in me)

Slow water takes me down
Slow water makes me drown

Deus mos iacio suus manuum super mihi in Dies Irae
(God will lay his hands upon me on Judgement Day)

Slow water takes me down
Slow water makes me drown

10 comments:

  1. http://thursdaypoetsrallypoetry.wordpress.com/agreement-between-jingle-and-thursday-poets-rally-participants/


    I am wondering if you are interested in join me for Poets Rally next week...
    Rally week 25 will be on July 21, 2010,
    many thanks,
    ignore if you dislike it.

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  2. Eric, I enjoyed this and it has just the perfect touch with the Latin.
    Pamela

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  3. love the repetitious...

    fun poetry.
    Happy Tuesday.

    A++

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  4. That's an amazing poem, very impressed. The flow, the Latin, the somberness.

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  5. A baptism, a rite of passage. I love the use of the latin and the repetitions just like in a ceremony of some kind

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  6. Agree with the previous comments, loved the combination with Latin and the repetition works perfect for me! Good potluck!

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  7. I would have to agree, too. The combination of English and Latin makes this an impressive piece of work!

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  8. to me this speaks of humility, almost so self-critical that it escapes humility...

    I love the admission of being too shallow even to sink to the depths of human weakness, geeze...

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