To Ben Elmakias
This is not the glass, the glass is I;
Earth, fire, water, ætheral sky
Are not the Lamp, the Lamp is known
Beyond the veils and the Throne
Where words melt away and die.
You read the prism, its reply
Is split – better prisms lie
Where the Lamplight set the stone;
This is not the glass.
Shine your mirror and apply
To reflect what is shown;
Yet know that all are tried who try.
Persevere. Perceive through His Eye:
You are alone with the Alone.
You are the glass.