You who want proof, on what do you rely?
Are you convinced by evidence of sight,
Or touch, or hearing? Is a thing more real
Because it has an image in your eye?
It may be just a trick of playful light
That can no more than fancy’s dream reveal.
Isaac by touch was duped, so therefore why
Place faith in that? The sea-shell pure and white
Hums with the restless waves – does it conceal
Within itself the ocean’s majesty?
There is an inner sense by which men know
The truth of things ; by it is faith made strong.
Not blind is such belief, ignoring wrong,
But well aware that God would have it so.
Weekly Times 24.8.62