“I loved you, so I drew these tides of men into my hands…” Reply

A truly gifted yet shattered soul of a man was T.E. Lawrence. I pray that he may find peace eventually, finally able to touch the face of Freedom without marring the beauty. See a wonderful biographical movie about this man: Lawrence of Arabia.

“I loved you, so I drew these tides of
Men into my hands
And wrote my will across the
Sky and stars
To earn you Freedom,
the Seven Pillared worthy house,
That your eyes might be
Shining for me
When we came

“Death seemed my servant on the
Road, ’til we were near
And saw you waiting:
When you smiled and in sorrowful
Envy he outran me
And took you apart:
Into his quietness

“Love, the way-weary, groped to your body,
Our brief wage
Ours for the moment
Before Earth’s soft hand explored your shape
And the blind
Worms grew fat upon
Your substance

“Men prayed me that I set our work,
The inviolate house,
As a memory of you
But for fit monument I shattered it,
Unfinished: and now
The little things creep out to patch
Themselves hovels
In the marred shadow
Of your gift.”

― T.E. Lawrence (aka “Lawrence of Arabia”)
The Seven Pillars of Wisdom

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