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This page contains three works. The first is by Goethe, which is followed by a similar work given to the vessel by The Holy Spirit prior to any knowledge of either Goethe or his works either poetic or prose. The third work is not based upon Shakespeare.

 

The Holy Longing

by Goethe

 

Tell a wise person, or else keep silent,

Because the massman will mock it right away.

I praise what is truly alive,

What longs to be burned to death.

In the calm water of love nights,

Where you were begotten, where you have begotten,

A strange feeling comes over you

When you see the silent candle burning.

Now you are no longer caught

In the obsession with darkness,

And a desire for higher lovemaking

Sweeps you forward.

Distance does not make you falter

Now, arriving in magic, flying

And finally insane for the light,

You are the butterfly, and you are gone.

And so long as you haven't experienced this:

To die, and so to grow,

You are only a troubled guest

On the dark earth.

 

note. Goethe does not mince his words in the last verse

 

The Moth

 

The Whole point of Light

The point along the way

That guides the moth unto it's death --

And life in Thee.

It's wings are spread, it flutters by

In confusion sweet

It turns away in darkest fear

And turns again in fright.

And so without choice it seems

It is drawn unto My Light

Ever closer, ever still, the centre of the flame.

Then all at once a sizzle and a snap

And low --

The moth is but part of the flame

That liveth in it's heart.

Now it flies in silent (k)night

But --still --within this world!

 

 

Human Beings

 

To Be or not to Be?

Therein the answer lies -----

The question is -- Which? --

You choose!

But in choosing, --- think of Being ---

Not just human --- being!

 

It is useful to ponder the question-- which? -- which gives forth to the Soul the answer presented in the first line.

 

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