28 Feb 2016 – Compassion. Mercy.

Mark well that mirror
showing forth your father’s face –
each line, each wrinkle.
Who do others see therein?
Compassion? Mercy?

I know two brothers,
one a rascal, one a judge –
which knew their father?
Nowhere any one could see
compassion, mercy.

This is your answer:
when you see yourself at last
Disowned, Unworthy,
then at last you’ll see the face:
Compassion! Mercy!