August 18, 2012

Sense of Wisdom


wisdom knows that it does not know
so it knows it knows something
but that something is a speck of nothing
and in that speck of a nothing
is the beginning of knowing a something;
wisdom knows that the subject and object
and preposition and verb and participle
of all that can be known is the one divine
and so the only sentence uttered
that ever made any sense is
when a sole man, a lone woman,
looked up at the spattered starry sky
and looked in at the blood-pulsing heart
and felt the space between them collapse
in that immeasurably small grain of time
and he and she said: 
God is here
and not here
and now I know

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