dei verbum

God’s word ?
An error of linguistics
[and a missed translation]
a misconception, as this Word contains
neither consonants nor vowels
syllables or phonemes

The speech of god
Is the creation
cannot be separated from

Nada Brahma – god is sound
as was the first metaphoric resonance
heard by the banks of the Indus

There is no Time
between the sound
and the resulting universe –
dei verbum
means what it says –
the speech and the
act…are synonymous
one and the same
under two names
cannot be sundered
except in puny mortal words
which destroy sense
as easily as
preserve it

The word of god
IS the universe
and no written word –
no text, no epistle
no gospel, no testament
no covenant
no sutra, no sura
is more sacred
indeed none is as holy

To imagine that the all-embracing
Word That Is God
can be bound between
the covers of a book
is to not understand
what The Word is
a kind of innocent sacrilege

Ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ λόγος, καὶ ὁ λόγος ἦν πρὸς τὸν θεόν
In the beginning was the logos and this logos was god
not some language or other

Of all the words of men
and millenia
only Love and the blessèd lullaby
rival or even remotely resemble
the Speech that is all-holiness


another way of saying this:


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