The Web Poetry Corner - Philip Claude Andermann - Touching Others# Skies- Youth!
Touching Others# Skies- Youth!
Philip Claude Andermann
The passion and power of youth
is a portion of the soul itself,
and is of the same nature as it.
Like it, it is the divine spark;
like it, it is a point of fire within us,
which is immortal and infinite;
which nothing can limit, and nothing can extinguish;
we feel it burning even in the marrow of our bones,
and we see its flashing in the depths of the heavens.
The song born in your heart
will become a world symphony of voices
if you speak the language of the echoing mountains
of hope in one other's heart
if your melody torrents to earth on song and light
that deep seed-sky linking
all fields, of endeavor with triumph -
feeding a world united in one heart - even just one person's heart.
will your body be that wind instrument perfect playing, for that wind irresistibly rushing
from the future
and then your dance become
a vast range, a mountain wave of life approaching,
a wind from within the bodies of countless youths
billowing their limbs with growth,
a tumult of harmonies resonating even through corridors of
flooding in as to cleanse this planet.
Youth - to sing your Ode to Freedom, to burst your Berlin Wall,
to grow Democracy like forests of greatness,
to kaleidoscope to neighbor all those distant hopes:
by YOUR conduct in turn TRULY touch even ONE other person,
for his skin contains the tallest sky.
This is the meaning of the song of your opportunity.
You are presented - not a magic song, but a conductor's wand -
Youth, do you respond?
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