“I see it feelingly”

Michael Peach

In Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy King Lear,
Where shadow seems so many minds to rule,
The light that’s seen by King, whose plight’s severe,
Comes thanks to intuition of the “Fool”.
The other fitting psycho-function’s feeling,
A general term for subjective valuation;
Combined they conjure Edgar’s words when kneeling
Next to the corpse of Lear in lamentation.
Not long before, he had when in disguise
As poor mad Tom assisted Gloster his Dad,
Who due to bastard Edmund had lost his eyes,
Yet, on finding Edgar, even while dying was glad.
++So, just as Gloster feelingly sees when blind,
++Through love and insight we the Soul can find.

Ramat Gan
23 May 2024

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