Through A Glass Darkly



That Christianity is illogical
Is what makes it logical
In a serenely unfathomable
Way.

About this poem

Christianity, like all other world religions, can be considered an arcanum, harboring secret wisdom. As such, it is a mystery religion, possessing an inner core of rituals, beliefs, and practices that are revealed to, and discerned by, only those who have been initiated into its secrets. The title of this poem, “Through a Glass Darkly,” takes its title from the opening line of 1 Corinthians 13:12, which reads: “For now we see through a glass, darkly.”

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Written on November 23, 2021

Submitted by karlcfolkes on November 23, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AAAB
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 88
Words 15
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 4

Karl Constantine FOLKES

Retired educator of Jamaican ancestry with a lifelong interest in composing poetry dealing particularly with the metaphysics of self-reflection; completed a dissertation in Children’s Literature in 1991 at New York University entitled: An Analysis of Wilhelm Grimm’s ‘Liebe Mili’ (translated into English as “Dear Mili”), Employing Von Franzian Methodological Processes of Analytical Psychology. The subject of the dissertation concerned the process of Individuation. more…

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