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written by: Jose A. Tovar


In the eyes of the beholder
I saw the heavenly destiny of mankind
(And the earthly origin of womankind)

In the hands of the artist
I touched the clay of carnal creation
(And the temptation for fatal perfection)

In the ears of the philosopher
I heard many times the truth of it all
(And every time the lies of it all)

In the nose of the hunter
I smelled the scent of free spirit poets
(And the decay of tyrannical nation-states)

In the mouth of the orator
I spoke brave Cicero’s prophetic words
(And sensual Sappho’s nocturnal lyrics)

In the heart of the lover
I felt young Eros’ inescapable arrow
(And rosy Aphrodite’s perilous grasp)

In the mind of the thinker
I imagined vividly the world with you
(And the world without you—I could not)

Jose A. Tovar

Jose A. Tovar

Inquiring freethinker undertaking a journey of moral and intellectual transformation: I strive, I search, I hunt for the hidden and forbidden, mold it into poetry, and let the shadows within me burst free...

B.A. in Political Science, former Analytical Linguist, and lover of liberty.
Jose A. Tovar

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