In the burning absence of intellectual sobriety,
. this long burnt out intoxicating muse,
. shows its weathered facade.
Tangled around triangular tears,
. each drop speaks of
. silent content marked for days to come.
Colour infused line follows line.
These textured engravings
. warm each page
Worn edges tell tales of where hands once rested,
. where heart, mind and soul found themselves arrested.
Whispering vapours voiced by a monologue,
. slip between quill, wick and wall.
This dated matter sends hearts bowed soaring.
The sign of a thankful warrior kneeling before his calling.
Simul justus et peccator.[i]
“Then to the Gentiles also God has granted repentance that leads to life” [ii]
[i] Martin Luther: “…at the same time, justified and sinner.”
[ii] Acts 11:18, ESV
Artwork:’Cornelius’ 1664, Gerbrand van den Eeckhout (Acts 10)