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Most Probable Answer

As seekers of beauty
An insight to glean
Our greatest desire
Is for the unseen

Knit in our soul
We long for the Word
Our strongest need
Is for the unheard

We search for knowledge
A glimpse of light shown
Our deepest yearning
Is for the unknown

For things of beyond
This world can’t satisfy
And we find ourselves
With a question of why

The most probable
Answer, let us embrace
Is that we were created
For another place

“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.”
– C.S. Lewis

Beauty That We See

We just do not want
To merely see beauty
Though God knows even
That is enough bounty

We want something else
In words, can hardly be
In one to be united
With beauty that we see

To pass into it
In ourselves to receive
To bathe, become part of
In hope to us believe

Beauty of the drawing
Consuming of the Son
That of the unseen
Becoming of the One

We do not want merely to see beauty, though, God knows, even that is bounty enough. We want something else which can hardly be put into words — to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it. C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory