|You say that intuition is your gift,
And with this claim I cannot but agree;
Your resolutions often are more swift
Than mine, and plucked from air appear to be.
Despite this difference, I would yet believe
Such inspirations rise from the same source:
An inner dialectic, gentle Eve –
Less conscious, yea, and lacking greed or force.
But lest you think I’m placing us beyond
The reach of God, this fact I surely know:
The sacred Self and Garden are the bond,
For here the seeds of Truth await to grow.
|Thus, though the Lord insists we always toil,
Salvation He has planted in the soil.
|12 Sonnets from Eden
by Michael Peach
26 May 1999