Verum est Fatum


Yesterday forgets her shadow,
Casted on the fold.
The pious and the hungry both,
Her amnesia scold.

Such arrogant causality.
How oppressive the chain.
What caustic linearity
Could let a love sustain?

Awake in an automaton,
A shell inside a ghost -
I would let go of yesterday,
But time insists we host.

  • Author: Quemis (Offline Offline)
  • Published: April 11th, 2021 20:13
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  • User favorite of this poem: L. B. Mek.


  • orchidee

    Bit of French there? Verum.....?
    I'm bit un-cultured. Erm, I never did study languages much! heehee.

    • Quemis

      Its latin. : )

      • orchidee

        Heehee I knows it really!

      • Doggerel Dave

        I'll vote with orch.... While you are there, if you are going to be, you might like to add 'Quemis' to your explanation.

        • Quemis


          • Doggerel Dave

            I would have thought that the implication in my post was plain (it may be my delusion, but I think I manage clear, unambiguous language).
            I would have liked your translation..... I'm resourceful - I don't ask such questions lightly. So before troubling you I consulted Prof. Google which resulted in a correction to the initial query, Prof G. preferring to consider 'Verum est Factum' (please note the inserted 'c').
            Now it may be there's not much difference...that something close would have been also acceptable - what about Vm et Fm? Why worry!
            As for 'Quemis' - I certainly am not going to Prof G after my last query - don't want to irritate the old fella..... I know how it feels...

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          • L. B. Mek

            beautiful title: be true to thy self in the face of fate?
            (I'm sorry if my ignorance meant I misinterpreted your message)..
            'Such arrogant causality.
            How oppressive the chain.
            What caustic linearity
            Could let a love sustain?'
            a great stanza!
            such a brilliant write, thank you for sharing dear poet

            • Quemis

              Yea - something like that- I don't know latin. I just like latin titles and names.

              Glad you like the stanza. It's a good one. : )

              This poem is about determinism.

            • 🐤s.zaynab.kamoonpuri🌷🐦😽

              Wow a classic style superb poem that i admired today. The automaton stanza was my fav but the rest was great as well. Kudos!
              Plz do read and comment my newest poem too.

              • Quemis

                Thank you very much.

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