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O most extraordinary, sublime, and infinitely beautiful music!

This is a leap to the transcendent, where dwells the immaculate!

Such beauty and yearning is utterly beyond the normal  -

lt is as if all the billions of years of cosmic evolution

From the Big Bang to planet Earth. to emerging life and death,

Then to the moment’s blink of human effluorescence

Into intelligence and Spirit, to the pinnacles of art

Were redeemed with purpose, answered in sacred meaning,

Deep and absolute beauty of the universe’s light.


Cloudsley, Tim, MA; British independent academic researcher and writer, poet, essayist, and short story writer resident in Colombia; formerly lecturer in Sociology at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland.

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