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Malcolm Guite, O Sapientia...

O Sapientia *

I cannot think unless I have been thought,
Nor can I speak unless I have been spoken.
I cannot teach except as I am taught,
Or break the bread except as I am broken.
O Mind behind the mind through which I seek,
O Light within the light by which I see,
O Word beneath the words with which I speak,
O founding, unfound Wisdom, finding me,
O sounding Song whose depth is sounding me,
O Memory of time, reminding me,
My Ground of Being, always grounding me,
My Maker’s Bounding Line, defining me,
Come, hidden Wisdom, come with all you bring,
Come to me now, disguised as everything.

--Malcolm Guite, poet-priest and Chaplain of Girton College Cambridge.

*The Latin for Wisdom

Thank you bardcat...

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bardcat
Dec. 20th, 2015 08:33 pm (UTC)
Such a beautiful poem with such profound depth and understanding. I love the last line, "Come to me now, disguised as everything."
cathy_edgett
Dec. 20th, 2015 08:45 pm (UTC)
Yes! It is an amazing poem and invitation.
bobby1933
Dec. 20th, 2015 08:53 pm (UTC)
Yes!
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