of faith

of faith

a soul that
is not strong
asks for
of faith
for sagacity
a riddle
it baffles
beyond conclusion


A reverse Blackout Poem for NaPoWriMo 2023 Challenge Day 22, borrowing words in reverse order from Emily Dickinson’s poem, “This World is not Conclusion”.

This World is not Conclusion


This World is not Conclusion.
A Species stands beyond
Invisible, as Music —
But positive, as Sound —
It beckons, and it baffles
Philosophy — don’t know —
And through a Riddle, at the last —
Sagacity, must go —
To guess it, puzzles scholars —
To gain it, Men have borne
Contempt of Generations
And Crucifixion, shown-(ing)
Faith slips — and laughs, and rallies —
Blushes, if any see —
Plucks at a twig of Evidence
And asks a Vane, the way —
Much Gesture, from the Pulpit —
Strong Hallelujahs roll —
Narcotics cannot still the Tooth
That nibbles at the soul


This poem is in the public domain.

3 responses to “of faith

%d bloggers like this: