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The Formed Faces Of All
To hear the poet read "The Formed..." click here. [509k AIFF file] *
Human sadness--'tis such an eternal degree,
It's an interwoven feeling of depth beyond comparison,
Yet it is still part of me.
Human anger--'tis such a futile impression of incompatible
Human life--'tis such a hope of existence,
Valid only when it first is conceived from within,
For love is human sadness, with interfaced sharing,
'Tis but the child of all emotions--
Its parents? Human faith placed in one's self,
Thus, this is the key to the smiling heart,
Awake or asleep on the formed faces of all.
* (Although these audio files have been heavily compressed, they are still large and will load slowly, even if you have a relatively fast 28.8 modem connection. With an average 2.5k/sec. download rate, a 300k sound file may take up to 2 minutes to load, a 1,200k file anywhere from 5 to 8 minutes.
However, your patience will be rewarded. Piri's intense readings are a true joy to listen to, and give the written word much depth and "flow.")
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