Luminous Places

Some called savages

Stephen W Emerick

Some called savages

Were said to be the God-less

But standing here today we know

They worshiped in Cathedrals of wonder

Long before we arrived with fancy hand-carved

Alters of supplication and marbled seats for the profound

And it all pales before this one moment as we know

They worshiped here and worshiped

The origin of the planting of the seed of wonder

And perhaps it is not their purpose to shame our arrogance and stiffness but rather it is simply the

overwhelming magnificence of

The One here whom we now with them worship in adoration

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2 Responses to Savages

  1. Sally says:

    Man tries to make for himself in the fashion that suits him best a simplified and intelligible picture of the world; he then tries to some extent to substitute this cosmos of his for the world of experience, and thus to overcome it. This is what the painter, the poet, the speculative philosopher, and the natural scientist do, each in his own fashion. Each makes this cosmos and its construction the pivot of his emotional life, in order to find in this way the peace and security which he cannot find in the narrow whirlpool of personal experience.

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