so says Sophocles

A distillation of passage from Plato’s Republic linked to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. Sophocles was a Greek playwright and here’s a quote from his play “Antigone”: 

“Many are the wonders of the world but none is more wonderful than man.” — Sophocles

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this gift of old age

when strength of passions relax,

free to be at peace…

but elderly who complain,

were they happier in youth?

 

 

sophocles
Sophocles bust (public domain)

 

reformation within walls

 

lifer serving time

raises loud voice in worship

imprisoned, yet free

 

heart of stone softened

plays new music, writes fresh poem

spirit soars, unchained

 

baptismal witness

covered by mercy’s waters

saves a drowning man

 

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Worship with believers in a penitentiary…Cornerstone Ministries, SD