Saturday, 13 November 2010

Mestrovic, by May Lewis (1924)


This beauty rises, arching the unknown;
Here are new molds to hold the infinite—

Encarvened forces: Agony,—Love,—Might,—

Beatitude. These angels' wings are blown
Upward with windy fire; in some high zone
Their lids have closed on overwhelming light.
This Mother is Fulfilment; this contrite,
Adoring Magdalen is more than stone.

An eye, adventuring, has found new curves,
A symmetry enclosing star and sod;
Truth is a chisel in this hand she serves,
Scribing the separate symbols of the Whole:
Only the Lawgiver has looked on God,
But this man sees the outline of the soul.

New York, 1924

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Journal of Croatian Studies, XXIV, 1983, – Annual Review of the Croatian Academy of America, Inc. New York, N.Y., Electronic edition by Studia Croatica, by permission. All rights reserved by the Croatian Academy of America.
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