Soul-gazing

The waters of the earth are heaven’s glass
We, in their calm reflection seek our own,
And, lost in wonder, think the stars surpass
The simple spark we hold of truth unknown.
The mind, its logic lost in paradox,
Requires ending to the questioned quest;
Confines eternity within a box
That, like a coffin’d corpse, is laid to rest.
No more than just a single drop am I
Within the ocean of infinity,
And if no Hand exists, who then can try
To separate the droplet from the sea?
The heart that rests upon the scales has sight
To cast aside the veil and see the light.

Sonnet for Colleen’s Poetry Challenge

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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31 Responses to Soul-gazing

  1. Sadje says:

    What beautiful and profound thoughts!

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  2. willowdot21 says:

    This is so beautiful Sue 💜

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  3. jenanita01 says:

    The human condition, beautifully described…

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  4. Beautiful poem, Sue. ❤ You make it look effortless.

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  5. myforever77 says:

    “The waters of the earth are heaven’s glass” How profound this phrase is!

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  6. dgkaye says:

    Beautiful Sue xo

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  7. memadtwo says:

    A true reflection. (K)

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  8. judeitakali says:

    Oh this is amazing Sue

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  9. Very nice, Sue, especially the last two lines.

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  10. Truly amazing sentiments! “The mind, its logic lost in paradox,
    Requires ending to the questioned quest;
    Confines eternity within a box
    That, like a coffin’d corpse, is laid to rest.”
    Brilliant!! Your poem has an other worldly flair that I love. Those rhymes hit the perfect notes. ❤

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  11. Wonderful Sue.. No more than just a single drop am I Within the ocean of infinity, so true xx

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  12. I love that picture! I think if you turned it, it’d look like a dragon’s eye!

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