On Agnostics

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Most poets
live on the ink`line
out`lining life’s colors
never certain of God’s being
ever guarded against it
lest a burning bush
should speak

Poets know
truth lies beneath
what the chimera shows
The sea lies not in the waves
which thrust and retreat
but in the currents
deep below

poets do not speak
credos but stained`glass
saying look thru these words
if you would see the One
who is pure Light
kneel here 

A poet’s faith
hangs not on reason
as much as on inspiration
One heart realizing the Other
who tho unseen is known
wherever love might
open the door

“The individual to whom God gave an author’s pen must write
of the acts of God and his wonders with human beings.” ~ Shmuel Yosef Agnon


About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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7 Responses to On Agnostics

  1. cheryl622014 says:

    How lovely and thought provoking – creators and imaginators – looking at truth and love and life. I started picking out my favourite bits, “guarded against it lest a burning bush should speak” and the “do not speak credos but stained glass…” but just kept re reading! Thank you!


    • You are most welcome! We are right`brained creatures living in a left`brained world. Artists built the great cathedrals but Bishops ran them like institutions to tell people about God rather than inspirations through which people might see God for themselves . . . Every poem is its own cathedral!

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  2. rivrvlogr says:

    You use your pen well, your words opening the eyes of those willing to see and allowing those who question to see things in broader terms.


  3. faith has never had a finer spokesman


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