Monday Morning Poetry, September 11

“A Thread of Truth”

(a phrase from St. John of the Cross)

 

In the prayer shawl of truth there are many threads,

hundreds, nay, thousands.

 

Dangerous it is to see but one,

unrelated to its many siblings.

 

Suddenly we enter the field of heresy,

believing that a particular truth

contains all wisdom and knowledge.

 

A single thread of truth keeps no one warm.

It’s the shawl in one piece that does.

 

Robert Morneau