it is nobler still by far
to let the flame of wisdom softly
spread its light of cognizance,
to gently guide the common fools,
the lost, the fearful, righteous,
arrogant and know-it-all’s,
so as to broaden and enrich
their needy, yearning souls.
are they whose spirit
richly thrives with cosmic wisdom,
moral logic and capacity for love.
For they will know the truth,
be brimming full with life; not
like the poor-in-spirit who subsist
in dread and can’t find light,
nor strength to wholly live.
terror – anywhere on Earth
or in the heavens – comes close
loveless fear that permeates
the poor-in-consciousness. There
is no higher bliss than wisdom,
no better friend than knowing
truth, no savior other than
the living Spirit’s might.
greatest human victory yet
unshackles those whose spirit is
enslaved by flawed, self-serving
and unnatural beliefs; is petrified
with fear of vengeful gods. Once
freed, a people’s spirit molds a will
to banish from their minds all
vengeance, envy, fear and greed.
mind and spirit healed,
true justice can be won for all;
a chance for peace that will endure,
once humans cast out hate.
Then freedom reigns, unspoiled
by haughty flags and national
intrigues, unchained from all
beguiling dogmas that enslave.
Rothe, 2004 *
“There is no eye equal to wisdom,– see http://www.tjresearch.info and http://www.avilabooks.com/Jmmanuel.htm
No darkness equal to ignorance,
No power equal to the power of the spirit,
And no terror equal to the poverty of consciousness.”
The poem was further influenced by quotes from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe [1749 - 1832]:
“Noble let a person be, helpful and good.”and from Friedrich Schiller’s [1759 - 1805] verse:
“A higher conquest’s won by him
who swings the lightning bolt of truth
to free the human spirit-mind.
The fight for liberty and reason
wins rights for peoples everywhere
– is valid for eternal times.”
The poem was first posted in the internet on 1 December 2004, see [http://www.authorsden.com/dietmarrothe]
The poem has received most favorable reviews from other contemporary authors of poetry:
"There is no higher bliss than wisdom, no better friend than knowing truth,
no savior other than the living Spirit’s might."
These lines can stand alone to promote and encourage others to follow their creed. We ARE more than we appear. A strong write.
12/4/2004 Tracey O'Very: Wow, Power packed truth. Reminds me of the "old time" poetry. Very powerful message here.
12/3/2004 Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU: Healthier be the EYES of those that can READ, "No Eye Equal to Wisdom". This poem flows from the stream of life to the sea of wisdom. A Scroll written with platinum stylus.
12/2/2004 Robert Jude(Ace) Forese : ...you have unearthed metaphysical wisdom and the enlightened consequence of those who venture into the realms of universal perspective and the intrinsic knowledge that man is an evolving creature who adorns the quintessential energy of an expanding spiritual being ... it reaches into the potential of man's metabolic motion by securing the truism that we are more than we appear ...
Richerson: “With mind and spirit healed, true justice
can be won for all, a chance for peace – a lasting peace”
... and the real war being waged is the battle for our minds and spirits – many deceptive and alluring illusions that would keep us enslaved to darkness (i.e. lack of wisdom, insight, higher consciousness) and separated from the possibility of peace within and in the world at large.
Tiger Lily: Splendid enlightened poetry! Thanks for
* This poem is offered freely with heartfelt wishes to all who have ventured on a personal quest for spiritual knowledge and values, and for meaning in their lives. You are encouraged to copy it and distribute it freely. The poem can be downloaded in a printable form from http://www.avilabooks.com/Noeyequl.PDF, or a color copy on parchment paper can be ordered from the publisher by sending a $4 check to:
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