The Trinity of Joy

by Peter Saint-Andre

Elevate your thoughts to greatness,
    Draw out your mind to light,
Achieve tranquility in soul:
    Make high, make calm, make bright.
These finest qualities inform
    Your hopes and draw a tight,
Close circle round your inner life;
    They circumscribe the right
You have to make the claims you stake,
    The way you live by night
And day, the joy you find combined
    In aims within your sight.

(cf. Human, All Too Human, Volume II, Part II, ยง332)

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