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  Ne frustra vixisse videar! - (Sonnet)
by Peter J. Oszmann
Saturday, December 12, 2009
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*(Let me not seem to have lived in vain)

I lived, because living became my fate,

Ordained to walk the face of Mother Earth,

To sweat, toil, labour, something to create,

To love truly… for whatever ‘twas worth…


Instead of insight I collected thorns,

Clawing, tearing the fabric of my heart,

I tried planting wisdom yielding acorns,

Yet I never managed to become smart.


It will not be long before I depart

- Time will be up, with near nothing achieved -

To my Creator to return my heart

N’ my tortured soul that so often grieved.


My soul got tainted with un-wished for stain;

But let me not seem to have lived in vain.


© P.J Oszmann (2008)

Illustration: “The Eye Of God”  Space photograph, taken by the Hubble Telescope (from public domain)  (I selected the photo in honour & memory of Tycho Brahe*, although the poem itself – apart from the title – has nothing to do with him)


* Ne frustra vixisse videar! (Latin) = Let me not seem to have lived in vain.    Attributed to Tycho Brahe, these were the words he – reputedly - uttered to Kepler, near his death.

* Tycho Brahe, born Tyge Ottesen Brahe (14 December 1546 – 24 October 1601), was a Danish  nobleman known for his accurate and comprehensive astronomical and planetary observations.


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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 12/14/2009
These are sentiments that many who read will relate to, Peter. Thank you for sharing your sonnet. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 12/12/2009
Classic sonnet, giving the reader the coup de grâce as it were in the last two lines. Not many of us can survive a lifetime without having our souls tarnished, so this then is a poem for us all . . .
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 12/12/2009

This is absolutely gorgeous. Wisdom in these lines, especially the last - well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

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Peter J. Oszmann

Jew Be or Not Jew Be; The Story of a Perpetual Alien

  1. I Wish I Could Tell You...
  2. Misnomers of Fame
  3. My Poems
  4. unraveling
  5. I Wish I Knew
  6. Sentimental Pond
  7. Everything Flutters
  8. Morning Walk
  9. Time Started
  10. I'm Thankful For
  11. In Loving Memory
  12. Fading into the unknown
  13. Lights Go On, Lights Go Out
  14. You're Not Alone
  15. So, What?
  16. Your Essence
  17. Shadows Of Thought
  18. The Fate Peddler
  19. Again I Ask For More...
  20. Trees Aflame

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