To Be Consumed by Something More than Beauty

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To be consumed by something more than beauty,
Holding in one's hand the sense of all,
Innocent of self, of interest pure,
Reaching for a grace that will endure,
The fragments of a light beyond the wall
Yielding truth with neither rage nor pity;

Seized by inner craftsmen, skilled and sure,
In reverent abandon, ruthless awe,
X-ing out the fruits of one's own fancy . . .

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

Video Music: Concerto Grosso in G Minor 1. By Arcangelo Corelli.
Performed by the Advent Orchestra at The Free Music Archive under an Attribution - Share Alike license.

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