A line of transcendent meets our road
And joins us to the timeless and the true;
It brings us to the inevitable word,
The godlike act, the thoughts that never die
These glimmering point to the secret of our birth
And the hidden miracle of our destiny
The light now distant shall glow native here,
The strength that visits us our comrade power;
The ineffable shall find a secret voice,
Our being looks beyond its walls of mind
And it communicates with greater worlds;
There are brighter earths and wider heavens that ours.
Dreams to transcribe and make a part of life
In its own native style and living tongue
Some traits of the perfection of the unborn,
Some vision seen in the omniscient Light,
Some rapture of the all-creating Bliss,
Some form and plan of the Beauty unutterable.
Worlds are there nearer to those absolute realms,
Where the response to truth is swift and sure
And love and sweetness are the law of life.
Overleaping the fixed hurdle set by Time,
The rapid net of intuitive clasp
Captures the fugitive happiness we desire.
Pursues the spirit of beauty to its home.
Thus we draw near to the All-Wonderful
Following his rapture in things as sign and guide;
Beauty is his footprints showing us where he has passed,
Love is his heart-beats’ rhythm in mortal breasts,
Happiness the smile on his adorable face.
A communion of spiritual entities,
A genius of creative Immanence,
Makes all creation deeply intimate:
A fourth dimension of aesthetic sense
Where all is in ourselves, ourselves in all,
To the cosmic wideness that re-aligns our souls.