Shining threads

Shining threads

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Beautiful heresies

Poetry is a vehicle for beautiful heresies.

Through picking up a pen,
(and remember Christ warned against scribes),
each poet exercises the power of choice,
through a combination of sublime inspiration
and linguistic selectivity,
to devise rhymes and lines which best express
their own personal Divine vision.

Displacing the authority of dogmas and catechisms,
evaporating the lingering spoken structures
of set creeds
and chants,
which encrust the air,
to open up fresh pathways,
unique channels
which faith leans into;
sciences scurry to uncover;
intuition hints at
and philosophies debate.

The best a poet can do is know when to stop
and urge the audience to listen.

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