Harley White

1 - Sonnet On Vision - Poem by Harley White

What inward sight illuminates our way -
Whose lucid eye can all the ages span -
To see the Mystic Law that holds its sway
Beyond the endless birth and death of Man?
The luminary moon, when night is done,
Still rules the tides, though the daylight hides it.
The lotus always turns to face the sun
And yet what blossom eye ever guides it?
The cross-eyed men with intellect adorn
Their intuitions - blind who lead the blind -
The common mortals - blind when they were born -
With doubtful eyes that Truth could never find.
We look - we stare - we gaze and gaze - but we,
With sightless eyes, forever fail to see.

Topic(s) of this poem: vision

Form: Sonnet

Poet's Notes about The Poem

(October 6,1999)

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Image ~ 'Two Men Contemplating the Moon' ~ by Caspar David Friedrich ~ 1820s ~ Oil on canvas

Comments about 1 - Sonnet On Vision by Harley White

  • (4/5/2016 11:03:00 AM)

    your sonnet is well crafted and a joy to read
    thanks for sharing
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    Harley White (10/28/2016 7:27:00 AM)

    Thank you! I appreciate your comment...

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, October 28, 2016

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