PHILIP FRAMED THE MYSTERY
Genesis 1.26 Then God said “Let us
make man in our image, after
our likeness; and let them have
dominion over the fish of the
sea, and over the birds of the
air and over the cattle , and over
all the earth and over every
creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.”
We wandered the universe in the beginning
and were known by one name.
We walked and talked and set to dreaming. . .
How would it be, we said,
if we blew our collective breath
across this cosmos and set a planet whirling. . . .?
If we lifted the shades of darkness
and let our pain for expression
burn hot enough to warm even the bleakest spot?
And we did and the earth
rolled into space we designed for it.
And we blew breath into Adam and
we became Adam and called ourselves Man.
We hunched for too long before we finally stood.
In due time we crowned
our Greatest Achievement sinful
and then created a god to absolve us.
So it is with men who are god,
who have wandered a million light years away
from their divinity.
Am I permitted to construct a mystery?
We blew our breath across the land
and it became wind that warmed and
chilled to make life tenable.
We blew our breath into flesh
that was fashioned from our potter’s clay
and Man became Spirit.
We determined to stand upright
and with our own hands tilled the barren soil.
Our sweat ascended in costly mist
and descended to irrigate life.
Our tears filled the rivers with fatigue
which filled the oceans with frustration
as the fruits of our fields were dispersed.
All the while we continued to labor
Ahhhhhh. . . .the mystery?
Who first told us we were no good?
The Teachers Speak. . . many years were required of intense study to reach conclusions which only this year were verified for the poet and writer. She is now finding ancient scripts which are quoting what she is finding in her poetry of over a half century that she considers a Given. And finding physicists who are expounding a holographic universe. She feels affirmed in what has been a difficult time marching to a drummer whose beat was heard by her heart. And has surprised us all that she has lived with her knowledge for almost 85 years. Courage is dispensed to those who begin the inward journey. It was the purpose for your desire to be born to this world.