Emblems for a Season of Fury and Holy Wisdom – Thomas Merton
from the poem Hagia Sophia (Holy Wisdom) – by Thomas Merton, 1963
(first and and last verses)
There is in all visible things an invisible fecundity, a dimmed light, a meek namelessness, a hidden wholeness. This mysterious Unity and Integrity is Wisdom, the Mother of all, Natura naturans. There is in all things an inexhaustible sweetness and purity, a silence that is a fount of action and joy. It rises up in wordless gentleness and flows out to me from the unseen roots of all created being, welcoming me tenderly, saluting me with indescribable humility. This is at once my own being, my own nature, and the Gift of my Creator’s Thought and Art within me, speaking as Hagia Sophia, speaking as my sister, Wisdom.
The shadows fall. The stars appear. The birds begin to sleep.
Night embraces the silent half of the earth. A vagrant, a destitute wanderer with dusty feet, finds his way down a new road. A homeless God, lost in the night, without papers, without identifications, without even a number, a frail expendable exile lies down in desolation under the sweet stars of the world and entrusts Himself to sleep.
peace and goodwill for all
~ Bruce ~
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Bruce, thank you for sharing such deep, exquisite, healing contemplations. Your presence here is a gift to all. Chi miigwetch. Sending blessings to you and your lovely family. 💜
Thanks for the follow, Bruce 🙂
Beautiful photos, Bruce. Peace and goodwill ❤