Louise Gluck

New York / United States
Louise Gluck
New York / United States

Parable Of Faith

Rating: 2.8
Now, in twilight, on the palace steps
the king asks forgiveness of his lady.

He is not
duplicitous; he has tried to be
true to the moment; is there another way of being
true to the self?

The lady
hides her face, somewhat
assisted by the shadows. She weeps
for her past; when one has a secret life,

one's tears are never explained.

Yet gladly would the king bear
the grief of his lady: his
is the generous heart,
in pain as in joy.

Do you know
what forgiveness mean? it mean
the world has sinned, the world
must be pardoned --
P A Noushad 16 October 2020
Beautiful presentation dear friend Louise Gluck.
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Colleen Courtney 14 May 2014
An interesting story this poem relates.
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