Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Pierian Spring

Mural and Poem by Abe V Rotor

The Hills are Alive Mural, by AVR 2009. Courtesy of University of Santo Tomas, Office of the Vice Rector and Secretary General


Pierian Spring, the fountain of youth -

could it be just down the bend,

or on mythical Mt Olympus?

How many souls have long sought

in their lifetime and lost at the end!


It could it be the Shangrila, the Atlantis;

it could it be the biblical Paradise,

the heaven of the good in God's promise,

in the afterlife that rewards the pure

in spirit - who shall again rise.


Little do we know, nil can we afford,

in our searching, for time and space

are but a tick in the clock of the world;

a dot in the infinite universe,

a step in its ever increasing race.


Pierian Spring is the triumph of good

over evil, the trophy of victory;

peace in War and Peace as Tolstoy told,

in the finer things of life and living,

in a beautiful tapestry.


For youth lives forever in the mind

and heart that throbs with humanity -

seeking, believing, loving and kind,

keeping the Pierian Spring flowing

to touch every being in a bind.~

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