Friday, April 27, 2012

Friday Poetry - April 27

We shall not cease from exploration

And the end of our exploring

Will be to arrive where we started

And know the place for the first time

These salient words from TS Eliot in the Four Quartets set the tone for reading early Genesis. Poets, like Eliot, have ways with words that configure worlds and how we view them. Thus, they are creators of powerful images of innovation and impertinence, which careen off the walls of time and sweep over the landscape of life, calling us to re-envision where we started. Being engaged in the intricate and inquisitive art of exploration is a perpetual challenge, which comes to an end with a new perception of the beginning.