People Who Are Certain Are a Curtain

Music: Santa Maria Amar.
Cantigas de Santa Maria.
Sequenced by Curtis Clark at
The Internet Renaissance Band

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Nicholas Gordon

People who are certain are a curtain
Draped between the object and the word.
One sees only formulas repeated
Tirelessly, like stones thrown at the wind.

Such faith is evidence of little faith,
For faith knows very well it cannot know.
Doubt becomes a glass through which one sees
A star or two between fast-moving clouds.

A truth will never last as long as Truth,
For truths must be devoured before they melt.
One may believe, of course, but not too tightly;
When one looks, one sees one's God is free.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

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