There Is No Greater Passion
than for Beauty
There is no greater
passion than for beauty --
Ecstasy distilled into a song --
calling more exquisite than the duty
To make our own the truths for
which we long.
Here's to you, then! And for what you've done
the muse who mirrors well our hearts,
Restoring the lone many to the
Common love that underlies all arts.
O love of being, bearer of
Well might we praise the gardeners who bring
into bloom, that we again
Might hear the sunlit bird within us
Long may you ply what practices you've learned,
by artistry you've earned.
Copyright by Nicholas Gordon