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A Harlequin Story

Far Walker

BETRAYAL OF INNOCENCE




The Branch
 
When
The Lord of All
descended into flesh,
came through the
 million worlds
into the one
of mercy,
wisdom,
beauty,
love,
unlike the prism that divides the ray,
undiffused, he came into the body's clay,
the Son
of the
Divine
Wisdom,
the Son, the
Incarnate
Redeemer.

Our world
has been
recovered
by his being
no extra-
terrestrial
 intelligence;
his human body
shaped it to a tree
that roots in wisdom
but whose beauty's trunk
to the earth sphere a branch extended.
On that tree the Lord Beauteous hung suspended,
and then we were enabled to receive him.
-a.e. reiff