And of needs unsatisfied...
At night the watchmen of the city say,
"Beauty shall rise with the dawn from the east."
And at noontide the toilers and the wayfarers say,
"We have seen her leaning over the earth
from the windows of the sunset."
beauty is not a need but an ecstasy.
It is not a mouth thirsting nor an empty hand stretched forth,
It is not the image you would see nor the song you would hear,
But rather an image you see though you close your eyes and a song you hear though you shut your ears.
It is not the sap within the furrowed bark, nor a wing attached to a claw,
But rather a garden for ever in bloom and a flock of angels for ever in flight.
People of Orphalese,
But you are life and you are the veil
Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done
from beginning to end~