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"The Prism of Life"

Random Poetry List XXIX

The Prism of Life

All that began with God, in God must end:
   All lives are garnered in His final bliss:
   All wills hereafter shall be one with His:
   When in the sea we sought, our spirits blend.
Rays of pure light, which one frail prism may rend
   Into conflicting colours, meet and kiss
   With manifold attraction, yet still miss
   Contentment, while their kindred hues contend.
Break but that three-edged glass:—inviolate
   The sundered beams resume their primal state,
   Weaving pure light in flawless harmony.
Thus decomposed, subject to love and strife,
   God’s thought, made conscious through man’s mortal life,
   Resumes through death the eternal unity.

John Addington Symonds (1840-1893)

Originally e-mailed on Saturday, April 27, 2002 @ 6:58 AM.

Lane Core Jr. CIW P — Wed. 04/27/05 05:38:58 PM
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