How will evil fall?
Shall it be ground underneath
Purely distilled truth?
Truth and good and right
And beauty cannot be stopped.
Many will have died–
For this, gladly die.
For truth is all that we have.
Truth, and nothing else.
All beauty and right
All goodness and all kindness
Come from perfect truth.
Distilled by reason
Distilled by our harmony
With the truth itself.
My feeling is difficult to express using words.
It is perfect quiet. Perfect and warm and proud and beautiful.
Sent to Gentle Mac on May 21st 2015.
…who is one of our treasures.
He is indeed.
A very fine gentleman who found a spot in our hearts and snuggled right in. We are very fortunate!
But who dare say what is truth, and what is right? Not I.
I dare say you know,
though you dare not say.
I then shall dare
for both of us,
since you dare not.
Cheers, David, you got me thinking this morning :)
Most enjoyed, thank you. And thank you for providing me with the impetus to write something of my own, although no-one but my sweetheart will ever read it.
Your romantic soul projects, nevertheless x
Quite welcome. I often hear/read/am told something along the lines of “Who’s to say what [good/bad/evil/beauty/&c.] is…” I think perhaps we hear it so many times that we all repeat it. But the question has an answer. Many many decades ago….
…I was about to tell you a story that would have put this well into perspective. A true story involving a friend of dear Mrs. Emeron and mine. Then I thought better of it. It would have made it crystal clear; however it is not a very pleasant story. And I found myself suddenly reluctant to tell it, although I have told it countless times in the past. In any case, it puts a lie to such concepts as good and evil being relative or requiring perspective.
The fact is, I think, that we all have such events–whether tragic or not–to draw upon that clearly make lies out of such ideas. Even when we do not have consistent and/or deeply developed psycho-epistemologies, when evil–or good–happens right in front of us, we know it for what it is. We know it when we see it. We know we know it. And we know we are lying if we mitigate this fact or we state that we do not.