Comments : Lowly Shepherds

  • 2 years ago

    by Everlasting

    "seeking worldly things and their pleasures
    with my back to the truth of your word"

    ^ Dante in his poem the Divine Comedy believed the soul was like a child that was guided by things that bring him pleasure

    "like a child who weeps and laughs in sport;
    that soul is simple, unaware; but since
    a joyful Maker gave it motion, it
    turns willingly to things that bring delight.
    At first it savors trivial goods; these would
    beguile the soul, and it runs after them,
    unless there's guide or rein to rule its love. (Purg. XVI, 86-93)

    By reading your poem, it reminded me of those lines.