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

 Volume 1.2 This View’s Poetry February 18, 2002 

    The Pillar of the Cloud    

Lead, Kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom
      Lead Thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home—
      Lead Thou me on!
Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene—one step enough for me.

I was not ever thus, nor pray’d that Thou
      Shouldst lead me on.
I loved to choose and see my path, but now
      Lead Thou me on!
I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will: remember not past years.

So long Thy power hath blest me, sure it still
      Will lead me on,
O’er moor and fen, o’er crag and torrent, till
      The night is gone;
And with the morn those angel faces smile
Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile.

At Sea.
June 16, 1833.

    J. H. Newman (2/21/1801 - 8/11/1890)    
    Verses # 90    

    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”