If truth be told
I will yet reach,
A vision worthy
Not bent chicane
Of vitiate deceit,
Yet who’s to say
Man didn’t teach,
The gods sly ways,
Thus so to breach,
How then discern
Of which I speak,
Thus be held truth
Or but failed preach,
Too credible to hold
Tho history has one doubt,
Of man’s hidden truth be told!
this poem was inspired by the poem ‘Truth’
written by Xenophanes,
Greek philosopher, theologian and poet.
I laughed at the line “man didn’t teach…” that is so good. Another very excellent poem. Thank you for this enjoyment when I needed it.
Your welcome for the enjoyment, and good for you to have picked up on that more than subtle bit of tongue in cheek humour. That which I slipped in my rather downbeat piece of poetry I called Truth, of ever more elusive meaning, especially when it is coming out of a politician’s mouth.
Aimes-tu Leonard Cohen? J’ai pensé à toi et à ta poésie en écoutant son dernier album
Oui, j’ai beaucoup aimé Leonard Cohen, et surtout son dernier album, ainsi que “Dance Me To The End Of Love” et autre de ses chansons les plus profondes… Merci de reconnaître “If Truth Be Told” écrit en reconnaissance du poème Truth de Xenophanes, philosophe et poète Grèce.
Thank you for your words of wisdom!!! Always a pleasure to stop by…
It is I who must thank you for your continued interest in my thoughts and reflection, thus through my scribbles under the guise of attempted poetry. It is my good fortune to be read by persistent you and the few others who generously take the time to contribute their comments on my humble expressions. My sincere thanks to you once more for your encouraging presence, dear friend.
So glad we connected over the blogger miles!!