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On Visiting St Sophia's Cathedral in Novgorod, 2019

A luminous heart on fire
And Ingegerd dead
Bones crystalline and precious
A portal open wide
Sophia Sophia Sophia
Triumphant and glorious
As Moloch trembles
And Baphomet sinks
At each sunset
A whirwind of black birds
As the holy bones begin to thunder
The birds are circling and circling
And the milky ocean churns again
Faster and faster
Then I walk by the still river
The evanescent fragility of it all
This civilization
Turns all thoughts heavenwards
As Orion ascends in the starry vault
And the Age of Aquarius descends
Pearl by pearl

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019

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