Saturday, July 1, 2017


July 2, 2017

Dear Subscriber:

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.

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Nick Gordon

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 For more philosophical poems, go to .

This week’s theme: The Holy and the Mundane
June 29: Alessandra
June 30: Forty-Four
July 1: Sixty-Three
July 2: Fifty

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