A PEAK EXPERIENCE
Spontaneously transported to a height
Or depth of consciousness, my mind alight
With mystic radiance unseen before,
I seemed to pass beyond perception’s door
Into a sacred sphere transcending all
I’d ever known, yet now cannot recall,
Though then it seemed that I could see the frame
Of everything, the end at which we aim.
The morning after, though, that mystic glow
Began to fade. No longer could I know
The essence of all things I then could see
As plainly as the apples on a tree.
Such knowledge I feel bidden still to seek,
So climb I will till I regain that peak.