Part IV — Poems 301 to 400

EB 301-400. Poems 301 to 400 were written on the flight from Dublin to Rome and in Rome, Florence and Milan, Italy.

301. Three are the guides

Three are the guides that lead us
To the stairs of hell:
Mind's doubt-poison,
Vital's jealousy-frown,
Body's ignorance-crown.

Three are the guides that lead us
To the stairs of Heaven:
Soul's love-sky,
Heart's devotion-moon,
Life's surrender-sun.