From Keyboard Tap-Tap
to Larynx Voice Hear-Hear
"People of good will can easily judge the great
importance of preserving the true teaching
about contriton and faith, the two parts of
--from Art XII, Apology of the Augsburg Confession
No, I'm not a fan of what's called automatic writing
As if in a seance or hynotic trance with garrulous thoughts.
Neither is it strict logical dialectics, i.e. Aristotle's virtues
Nor pure emotion as if the heart is good & can evil escape
More like a Psalm, a prayer, a philanthropic mood acted out.
If ethics are beliefs & morals actions what is goodwill?
Does the soul combine both sound reason & empathic emotion?
Do questions belong in a poem read aloud for all to ponder?
Or do you expect answers from me, as if I have wisdom to share?
To the extent I am an artist I have a mind & a conscience
To realize, with humility, that I have a gift I ought to share
Because I have a heart & mind to receive your gifts as well.
Thank-you & goodbye for now all you who toil w/ your thoughts.