Saturday, August 31, 2013

Only love

Only love

Virtue, intellect and effort fail,
(so says my Lord).  Only love unites --
only love, My child, doth lift the veil.

Scholars outfoxed, the pious quailed,
only love brings forth the Light.
Virtue, intellect and effort fail.

Faith embodies what love entails --
braving the path devoid of sight.
Only love, My child, doth lift the veil.

Merit on tottering spikes impaled,
artifice tumbles from a giddy height.
Virtue, intellect and effort fail.

Fix the beam; drive home the nail.
Unbent to force, grace rarely alights --
only love, My child, doth lift the veil.

From God to mortals, uncompelled,
how might grace be seized outright?
Virtue, intellect and effort fail.
Only love, My child, doth lift the veil.

                   (Unpublished)

1 comment:

  1. These words are so beautiful. Love and only love.

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