Core: noun, the most important part of a thing, the essence; from the Latin cor, meaning heart.

Volume 1.1 This View’s Poetry February 11, 2002


(November 8, 1988)

gentle fire:
dawn kindling day.
Pink sunshafts in ranks
escape through the widening gap
between the silhouette of mornward hills
and the rolling rills of graysmoke clouds
drawing back as the day rises from obscurity.
Nightward I look, where the river foots
an arc of pink through moist—
there! it multiplies to rainbow,
the sun winning ascendancy:
this day’s birth,
last night’s

    E. L. Core    
    © ELC 1988    

    From the Silence of Time, Time’s Silence borrow.
In the heart of To-day is the word of To-morrow.
The Builders of Joy are the Children of Sorrow.
    William Sharp (1856-1902)    
    Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse p. 400    

This View from the Core © E. L. Core 2002

Cor ad cor loquitur — J. H. Newman — “Heart speaks to heart”