You are the way to knowing others

you who are the end of a mystery

asked long ago, left unsolved by

someone vexed by your symbols

who died never finding out why.

It was in the corner of his mind

even as he was closing his eyes he

wanted to know in some small way

still, and here I’ve stumbled on you

without even needing the question.

R. Charboneau


Artwork: Odilon Redon – Tree Against a Yellow Background (1901)

3 thoughts on “Beautiful Soul

  1. Aww, I love it! It reminds me of this quote from “The History of Love” by Nicole Krauss: “Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.”

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