Sonnet 5

I’m sure, dear Eve, we humans ought to use
Our God-provided reason when we can,
As it may help us in our need to choose
Between the many options faced by man.
Although a few of these were brought about
By our own wilfulness and lack of sense,
When upright I have not the slightest doubt
It’s bad for us to sit upon the fence.
Unless towards integrity we strive –
And wholeness, note, embraces intellect –
We cannot claim to fully be alive:
We’re split apart if we a part neglect.
This said, there is a limit to the mind;
At which through faith alone we freedom find.
12 Sonnets from Eden
by Michael Peach
25 May 1999




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