Hymn to Gary Augustin

Published on by Joseph Guyler Delva (author)

The spectrum of the grimacing lightning in freefall 


Thrill your frail soul which has given up the fiber 


Rounding the cycle, misunderstood by earthlings, 


Of your life wandering the Sahara desert 



 

Your freed mind sailing in the clouds 


Dissolves in the too violent echo of the storms 


Blurring the silence, the secret of the destiny 


Of your eternal being, O, August Augustin! 



 

Your breath, which is extinguished at the threshold of your wisdom

Deprived you of the silence unique to the old age 


But the sleeping fire of your muted speech 


Will thwart the conspiracy that time has plotted



 

And grief of the day covers us with your shadow 


But the star, chasing the dark, sheds its light 


As it gradually settles the clarity

Of your legacy and the fire of your oath

 

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