Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Illumination

The first and most direct outcome 
of a moment of illumination 
is exposure to of a way of knowledge 
which may be called insight or intuition, 
as contrasted with sense, reason, and analysis.

Closely connected with insight and intuition
is a conception of reality
behind the world of appearance
 and utterly different from it. 

This reality is felt to be always and everywhere close at hand, 
thinly veiled by the shows of sense, 
ready for the receptive mind, 
to shine in its glory. 

My poetry seeks to describe that illumination: 
the haunting beauty which is the faint reflection of the Creator
within us.

I strive to live in the full light of this vision, 
with a knowledge beside which 
all other knowledge is ignorance.

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