Hagia Sophia; The Immaterial, Sentient Intelligence
…or: “A Ghost Story”
A very messy poem based on Proverbs 9 and on Merrium and Webster’s dictionary:
Russian icon depicting Sophia, the Holy Wisdom I am guessing the 3 women are her daughters: Faith, Hope, and “Love”
Darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
And God and breathed into man’s nostrils the Breath of life.
The animating or vital principle held to give life to physical organisms has built Her house
She has hewn her seven pillars
The enthusiastic loyalty has slaughtered beasts; She has mixed her wine; She has set Her table
The supernatural being or essence has sent out Her young women to call from the highest places in the town,
“Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!”
To he who lacks sense, the general intent or real meaning of God’s Law says,
“Come, eat of My bread and drink of the wine I have mixed. Leave your simple ways and live and walk in the way of insight.”
The temper or disposition of God’s mind, His outlook Herself says, “whoever corrects a scoffer gets himself abuse.”
The prevailing tone or tendency, not of this age, but of the Lord of the ages says, “he who reproves a wicked man incurs injury, do not reprove a scoffer or he will hate you.”
God’s activating or essential principle, His every inclination and impulse says to us, “Reprove a wise man, and he will love you. Give instruction to a wise man and he will be still wiser;”
Heaven’s firm disposition reminds us, “teach a righteous man and he will increase in learning.”
Christ’s character teaches us that “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,”
The Mind of God says that ” the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.”
I will pour Her out on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.
Even on my servants,
both men and women,
I will pour out my Spirit in those days.
I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skill
Breath on me, Breath of Heaven.
a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth,
for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.
God is spirit,
and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.
But when S/He,
the Spirit of truth, comes,
S/He will guide you into all the truth.
And it is the Spirit who testifies,
because the Spirit is the Truth.
Her fruit are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, generosity, gentleness, faithfulness, modesty, self-control, chastity.
The Advocate and Comforter proceeds from the Father and testifies to the Son.
“Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from Your presence?”
And deep answers unto deep,
“My Spirit remains among you.
Do not fear.”
And I humbly stutter back,
“Um, Okay, I’ll try,
but I can’t promise,
I’m not very good at not fearing.
But, You know that, right?
help my unbelief.”