“Suppose It To Be”

“Suppose It To Be”

Suppose it to be or not to be the end; so, too,
There may or may not be a beginning. If so,
Too, there is yet another in that hue
And shades of everything in between the two.
Suppose these to be the same but from another view
Of what and whom all things take shape;  the new
And boastful old, it’s true, but recreated in the nuance
Either of the seers each or what is seen in flocks. True
Enough, the hour arrives for consternation in Déscartes
To overcome volitions of the vocative
To overwhelm his definition of the infinitive
And halt all processes long enough for the definitive
To take seat there between the sciences and arts
And remnants of antiquities blessed within the interrogative.

3 responses to ““Suppose It To Be”

  1. You reminded me of:

    “In every age and cycle He hath, through the splendorous light shed by the Manifestations of His wondrous Essence, recreated all things, so that whatsoever reflecteth in the heavens and on the earth the signs of His glory may not be deprived of the outpourings of His mercy, nor despair of the showers of His favors.”

    (Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 61)

    • …and, of course, who could have expressed it better than He did? It has always slightly fascinated me that some of the most evident and potent signs of divinity and holiness are so often thought to be esoteric and beyond anything further than the “ideal” or the “poetic,” or any one of dozens of similar adjectives or nouns when it should be patently obvious that God is not a monster who creates His creatures to no end at all but ultimate despair; yes, we both comprehend and do not comprehend the creation, even our own. If, however, we admit the possibility that we are as eternal as He is, now that we have been created, then it follows that there is no end nor beginning, nor beginning nor end to His creation and, what is more, neither applies to our own.

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