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The Pilgrim way has led to the Abyss.

Was it to meet such grinning evidence

We left our richly adorned ignorance?

Was the triumphant answer to be this?

The Pilgrim Way has led to the Abyss.

We who must die demand a miracle.

How could the eternal do a temporal act.

The Infinite become a finite fact?

Nothing can save us that is possible:

We who must die demand a miracle.

W.H. Auden,

 

For the Time Being

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