Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Shall I compare...

Shall I compare creation to a quest --
the artist's need for canvas, paint and brush
to the explorer's tools:
     tent, boots and all the rest
of the gear he needs
     to slice through ice or brush

in order to reveal some sacred truth
or to discover treasures, wealth sublime,
or fountains offering hope of eternal youth;
the empty page to mountains yet to climb?

Do not both occupations seek to find
and bridge the gap
     between known and unknown?
Do not both heroes struggle with a mind
That questions every choice,
     and feels alone?

It's time we set our differences aside:
Our shared goal to unite, not to divide.

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