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The Eternal Quest ….
will it perhaps
draw to its Close -
in the solitude
of remote icy vastnesses,
‘neath weaving wisps
of light -
as the fervent Seeker
delves within -
moving ever deeper,
towards the core ?

Or will Apocalypse …
finally burst upon the Soul –
striking with the massed furies of an Armageddon,
as one plunges deep into the twisting torrents of Life,
clutching at enticements - swirling alluringly past,
wallowing in pleasures –sacred and profane,
maddened and crazed - by wild siren songs…

Or never ….
until that Step over the Threshold-
when All might yet be Revealed.

..Heart ripped open,
laid utterly bare to that final downward thrust-
Your creature stands before You.
Pour through its being what You will -
for it is but the tiniest little speck
in the Infinite, Glorious Tapestry
of Your Creation.


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The following comments are for "Questing"

Hi Eric.Thanks for that colourful take on the Eternal Quest , delivered with your own inimitable panache. I really don't know what possessed me to make a non-secular post like this, on such a robustly secular site. All the more reason to thank you for having stopped by.

Clearly, you seem to have the very fondest memories of Bulgaria. Mine are too -except that they are much more indirect : as the country i did not visit , despite having ample opportunity to do so.

You see,my late father's nephew was Ambassador there in the mid -70s. Given his closeness to Father -dating from the time they were all students in UK ,before WWII: with Dad doing his PhD at King's London and he doing his B.A. at Balliol, Oxford - he had extended me an open invitation to visit during my stay in Beirut .

This ,regretfully, i never did take up -as Bulgaria ,in those days, seemed far less enticing than the fleshpots of the Western world.

( Posted by: RJKT [Member] On: June 30, 2006 )

That was Great! RJKT.
Well, this is the first time I am reading ur work and I liked this brilliant piece of work. I liked the last lines very much.

Thanks for posting and bring on more.



( Posted by: G.S.VASUKUMAR [Member] On: July 1, 2006 )

Thank you so very much for your comments and for that kind of rating. As i said earlier, the more one looks at it the more this seems distinctly out of place on such a stoutly secular site. Given that nowadays ,execrable writing is the sine qua non of great literature - pieces like these have got to be bl--dy awful.

( Posted by: RJKT [Member] On: July 1, 2006 )

Totally Disagree

"Given that nowadays ,execrable writing is the sine qua non of great literature - pieces like these have got to be bl--dy awful."

This is one of the best pieces I have read for a long time (and also the type of non rhyming poetry I am totally jealous of).

Theme, flow, feeling, all in a poetry I cannot master... I have not even yet found out what it is that makes a piece like this beautifully poetic!

Not sure about you comments on the site, maybe I'm out of place here also?

Have Fun (right to the end)


( Posted by: ivordavies [Member] On: July 1, 2006 )

Ivor ..many thanks
Ivor. For quite a while now ,one has been full of wonderment at the sheer sensitivity and graciousness you bring to bear on each of your comments.

About this being 'one of the best pieces I have read for a long time ' .. well , let me give you the contrary opinion : "repetitive in the overall tone, and also,overwhelming at times with so many strong images and word choices'.

I too am totally at sea as to what really constitutes great writing . Perhaps Hemingway came closest to putting his finger on it ,when he enunciated his iceberg principle .

( Posted by: RJKT [Member] On: July 1, 2006 )

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