Tuesday, December 25, 2007

The Temple — a Christmas post

A very happy Christmas to all of you who celebrate it. Here's my wish for you, and for all of us, today:

An excerpt from Akbar's Dream
by Alred, Lord Tennyson

                      I dreamed,
That stone by stone I reared a sacred fane*,
A temple, neither Pagod**, Mosque nor Church,
But loftier, simpler, always open-doored
To every breath from heaven, and Truth and Peace
And Love and Justice came and dwelt therein[.]

*fane: temple or church
**pagod: a Chinese temple in the shape of a tower (pagoda)

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