Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The Spirit and the Word
Diminish the one,
You diminish the other.
Diminish in word what mind abhors,
Then diminished is hearing what Spirit implores.
The fear of the Lord
Is the beginning of wisdom.
Diminish by degrees the fear,
Then diminished, wisdom will disappear.
What a man first assumes
He will finally conclude:
His first diminished assumption,
About the Staggeringly Awesome Whoever,
Even after much study and thought ,
Approval of peers,
Degrees won, books written,
Diminished it is at conclusion,
Smaller universe a smaller understanding drives,
And diminished, all our lives.