The Glory that Transcends by R. D. Ashby SignUp
Boloji.com

Channels

In Focus

 
Analysis
Cartoons
Education
Environment
Opinion
Photo Essays
 
 

Columns

 
A Bystander's Diary
Business
Random Thoughts
 
 

Our Heritage

 
Architecture
Astrology
Ayurveda
Buddhism
Cinema
Culture
Festivals
Hinduism
History
People
Places
Sikhism
Spirituality
 
 

Society & Lifestyle

 
Health
Parenting
Perspective
Recipes
Society
Teens
Women
 
 

Creative Writings

 
Book Reviews
Computing
Ghalib's Corner
Humor
Individuality
Literary Shelf
Love Letters
Memoirs
Quotes
Stories
Travelogues
Workshop
 
 
Theme: Glory Share This Page
The Glory that Transcends
by R. D. Ashby
Bookmark and Share
The Glory that Transcends2.jpg
  It is strange, is it not, how in this world
There are those who see mainly the beauty
Of creation, and those the misery therein;
How for all its evidence of harmony
And peace, there is always strife within,
Which biased minds select and put on hold.

The beauty and the joy inspire praise
Of God, which attitude sufficiently
Explains away the ugliness and sorrow
As trials of that faith those lacking see
As fixed conditions, today, tomorrow,
Complaints against God's Providence to base.

The meaningful occasion is the one thing
That men of faith and those without it share
Perception of, but not interpretation:
Whereas one can, the other cannot bear
To see beyond events an indication
Of hope, a vindication, a happy ending.

And who, I ask, is more the realist?
Reality makes answer in terms clear:
In Nature, there are storms, and calamity
In earthquake, flood, and drought, when fear
Overwhelms; though many perish, one can see
And know each crisis will pass; even so, the faithless

Count it the end of days; and when it ends,
And the good times return, see no hand Divine,
To thank God's Providence fulfilled, but true
To form, continue to highlight in that line
The trials that in our daily lives continue;
See not the glory that follows and transcends.
Share This:
November 22, 2009
More By: R. D. Ashby
Views: 807      Comments: 0




Name *
Email ID
 (will not be published)
Comment *
Verification Code*
Can't read? Reload
Please fill the above code for verification.



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2018 All Rights Reserved
 
No part of this Internet site may be reproduced without prior written permission of the copyright holder
.