May 26, 2017
Each week we examine a theme from a variety of points of view. The theme for this week is Ramadan, a holy month for Muslims which begins on May 27.
Today’s poem is a Ramadan poem about the inadequacy of reason without faith.
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Reason without faith is pure relation,
A sterile tool with doubt as its reward.
Mere connection cannot guide the mind
Absent a wisdom with deep faith combined,
Defining each sustained note with a chord.
A soul sees little substance in sensation,
Needing more than unframed thought can find.
© by Nicholas Gordon
Hear or watch me recite this poem and listen to the music I chose for it at https://www.poemsforfree.com/reaso3.html. For more Ramadan poems, go to https://www.poemsforfree.com/ramadanpoems.html .
This week’s theme: RamadanMay 26: Reason Without Faith Is Pure Relation