Gedicht (englisch)


February 2005

The poem ‹No Eye Equal to Wisdom› is a well-meaning message to humanity at this epoch of worldwide turbulence. It is critical at this time of spiritual awakening by a growing section of society that the irrationality and destruction of war be recognized as a failure of human culture. The core values of wisdom and human consciousness need to be acknowledged, so that spirituality can replace ritual religious doctrine, and so that all-inclusiveness and cooperation can replace divisive competition and national arrogance. A transcendence in the level of human consciousness must take place for the natural viability of life on this planet to be saved, and for civilization to be spared a deadly cultural regression into a new dark age. Ignorance must be banished and human consciousness enriched for human minds and spirits to be healed, so that peace, joy and freedom can reign and so that Friedrich Schiller's vision in his ‹Ode to Joy,› of ‹all humans becoming brothers/sisters,› can become a reality.

No Eye Equal to Wisdom

A noble quest wins he who

wields the lightning bolt of

truth, the sword of knowledge

tried and true, to tear apart

the inky veils of feeble-minded

and unmitigated ignorance

- the primal sin that makes

the untaught err and stumble.

Yet it is nobler still by far

to let the flame of wisdom softly

spread its light of cognizance,

to gently guide the common fools,

the lost, the fearful, righteous,

arrogant and know-it-all's,

so as to broaden and enrich