How Might One Untie the Knot

Music: Prelude Op 28 No 4.
By Frederic Chopin.
Sequenced by Paul Cantrell at the Free Music Archive
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How might one untie the knot
That binds one to God's love?
For love imposes innocence,
And innocence, remorse.

The tenderness that time forgot
No caustic can remove:
The laws of cause and consequence
Are cut off at the source.

Love comes simply as one is,
Condemning one to hope,
Restoring culpability,
Awakening one's pain.

So loved, one cannot be but His,
Though one be moved to grope
Towards some amoral liberty
That seeks the void in vain.

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