July 2, 2017
Each week we examine a theme from a variety of points of view. This week’s theme is the contrast between the holy and the mundane, in honor of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, which began on June 26, at the end of the month of Ramadan.
Today’s poem is a number poem about the beauty of the infinite and beauty within time.
I welcome comments on my poems at https://nicholasgordon.blogspot.com.
Fifty is a mark upon the waters.
Infinity’s the sea on which we sail.
Forever is a moment. Nothing alters
The being of the One behind the veil.
Yet there is beauty, too, in shades and borders.
© by Nicholas Gordon
Hear or watch me recite this poem and listen to the music I chose for it at https://www.poemsforfree.com/50c.html. For more philosophical poems, go to https://www.poemsforfree.com/philosophicalpoems.html .
This week’s theme: The Holy and the Mundane
June 26: Every Moment Equally Is Holy
June 29: Alessandra
June 30: Forty-Four
July 1: Sixty-ThreeJuly 2: Fifty