Tuesday, 17 December 2013

O, Antiphon - Wisdom

O Wisdom, 
flowing from the mouth of the Most High; 
reaching far and wide, 
disposing of all things sweetly and mightily. 
Come teach us the way of prudence.

Sofia,  beautiful -  skin deep; 

heart deep; blood deep; gut deep.

The beauty of a crone; shining wisdom; 

flowing compassion; crafting prudence.

Sofia, midwife of hope; knowing beyond; seeing within. 

Tasting the humours on her tongue; 

ferric blood; salty tears.

Sofia, counting the quickening in her heartbeat;

Holding the moon in her embrace;

Calling Hope in her song.

O, Come...O, Come.




  1. Lovely call for wisdom that I imagine builds up in intensity and then falls into tranquility ("O, come"), and then silence. I really like the classical imagery.

    We need wisdom. Sometimes I feel like we need it more in these present times than in the recent past.

  2. One definition is knowledge with compassion - worthwhile at any time, Jade. Thank you