EDWIN LEIBFREED QUOTES

American poet

Words are but the shining garments of Thought.

EDWIN LEIBFREED, "The Song of the Soul"

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The cherubim of love are better far
Than pillared wisdom's most seraphic star.
And knowledge cannot bring the sweet delight
Of childhood's faith that pierces darkest night.

EDWIN LEIBFREED, "The Quest for God"

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The Soul can hear the violets grow!
It can hear the throbbing heart of God!

EDWIN LEIBFREED, "The Song of the Soul"

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For death is but a passing phase of Life;
A change of dress, a disrobing;
A birth into the unborn again;
A commencing where we ended;
A starting where we stopped to rest;
A crossroad of Eternity;
A giving up of something, to possess all things.
The end of the unreal, the beginning of the real.

EDWIN LEIBFREED, "The Song of the Soul"

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Divinely blessed is rose or man
That answers to love's whispered plan,
And gladly owns it paradise
To be love's perfect sacrifice.

EDWIN LEIBFREED, "The Lady and the Rose"

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He who worries about reputation,
Has a reputation to worry about.

EDWIN LEIBFREED, "The Song of the Soul"

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Tell me, why are the old friends kind,
And ever the tenderest, too?
Youth has no art, but an open mind,
And its love is sincere and true.

EDWIN LEIBFREED, "Tell Me"

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Life, with the Soul predominant,
Is a noble mosaic, a bewitching arabesque.

EDWIN LEIBFREED, "The Song of the Soul"

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The ragman is fate, but you bring him to pass.
There's never a rag, but you make it, alas!

EDWIN LEIBFREED, "The Ragman"

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There are decades in the making of the one man of renown;
Multitudes that go unnoticed who must wreathe for him a crown.

EDWIN LEIBFREED, "Caelestis"

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Only man can blush.
No other creature knows of shame.
Why have we wandered so far away
From simple honesty?

EDWIN LEIBFREED, "The Song of the Soul"

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When life's summer grows to winter
And its roses fade and fall;
When in vain we try to hinder
Death's commissioned right to all;
When on white lips there's a last kiss
And we see her face no more,
Then it is to know what love is,
Waiting on a foreign shore.

EDWIN LEIBFREED, "'Tis Then We Know"

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Lo, the night is love's best gift,
With the cares of day a-drift.
Moon and stars, the draping light
Of the love-wreathed couch of night.

EDWIN LEIBFREED, "Diana"

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He who strives for happiness is a fool.
The wise man makes happiness for another.

EDWIN LEIBFREED, "The Song of the Soul"

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I flush with heaving passion's strange delight,
Yet find contentment lost in appetite.

EDWIN LEIBFREED, "The Quest for God"

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The blackest murder is the killing of the Soul's aspirations!

EDWIN LEIBFREED, "The Song of the Soul"

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When the toiler bends and labors till his sweat turns into pearls,
'Tis a nobler decoration than the coronets of earls.

EDWIN LEIBFREED, "Caelestis"

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Some meet love's dreams when kissed by death,
And some again in youth,
But all have felt the quickening breath
Of love's undying truth.

EDWIN LEIBFREED, "Love's Dreams"

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Tears are the Soul's baptism of cleansing.

EDWIN LEIBFREED, "The Song of the Soul"

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Every dead hope is a phantom that grimaces over its tomb.

EDWIN LEIBFREED, "The White Feet of the Morrow"

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