Poems affecting my soul

Ranavolana

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know that I shall meet my fate
Somewhere among the clouds above;
Those that I fight I do not hate
Those that I guard I do not love;
My country is Kiltartan Cross,
My countrymen Kiltartan’s poor,
No likely end could bring them loss
Or leave them happier than before.
Nor law, nor duty bade me fight,
Nor public men, nor cheering crowds,
A lonely impulse of delight
Drove to this tumult in the clouds;
I balanced all, brought all to mind,
The years to come seemed waste of breath,
A waste of breath the years behind
In balance with this life, this death.
 

Ranavolana

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Did the Huns write Poetry

Well they did, beautifully. Once I came across a poem that had been translated to English.
I don't know who wrote it or maybe more importantly the poetic genius who translated it.

But it was hauntingly beautiful, the sense of freedom & wonder of a horseman riding swiftly over a vast plain beneath a vast sky.
I never kept a record, of the poem nor where I read it and never been able to go back & find it again.
 
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