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Motivational Monday: Humanity's Conscience
Kamál (Perfection), 13 Bahá (Splendor) 175 B.E. - Monday, April 2, 2018

"The poet is individual and subjective, but he is mankind’s conscience."
Geoffrey Nash12

Humanity's Conscience

I ponder
the quotes of other poets
in my search of meaning?
Or a reason to write?

I need no reason to write because,
even in my dreams,
stanzas and lines,
metaphors and similes
come unbidden into my mind.

Some of the quotes
resonant in my soul:
such as Geoffrey Nash's implication
that poets compose the conscience of humanity.

Now I ask myself,
"What does it mean to be the conscience of humanity?"
"Why do I write poetry?"
"Who do I write for?"

One question I can answer,
but the other two will have to wait
until my soul and body separate,
and my soul ascends into the spiritual realm.

Poetry...
art...
is a gift from the Holy Spirit:
I write for the Glory of God.


Footnotes
1  quoted in The Place for the Poet, Baha’i News, June 1989.
2  quoted in The Spiritual Role of the Poet by Jaine Toth http://bahaiteachings.org/spiritual-role-of-the-poet


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