Monday, September 10, 2012

"Nocturne"

This poem was printed in Rob Wagner’s Script magazine, November 10, 1934.

"Nocturne"
by Charlie Chaplin

Beneath an oak
     Beside a lake
Through shimmering lace
     I see a moon.
And silver notes
     Of mirrored stars
Trill upon a resonant pool.
The distant rhythmic mountain
     ranges
Symphonize the unknown theme,
Man’s destination—
     Why and Where
     Eternal Truth
The Real; the Dream.
Across the sky
     An eagle high
Conducts the silent symphony.

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