- Wisdom of the Lost World -
''The beginning of knowledge is the discovery
of something we do not understand.''
Prelude: Before the Beginning
She was with me when all else was void,
Before the beginnings of this world entire.
She was with me before the oceans wide,
When no spring flowed, nor burned a fire.
She was with me when mountains arose,
Before the first hills crowned the old land.
She was with me before the first ice froze,
Before the first paradise became hot sand.
She was with me before I was in exile cast,
And before me, she was one with Heaven.
Ere the bodiless came to flesh in the past,
She reigned on high, over domains seven.
And I reigned in her imperious name,
Before the loosing of the Wall of Flame!
Part One: As It Was, It Shall Be
If one day the sun should cease its’ light…
You will be the beacon that parts the night.
If one day my arms should tire so weary…
You will be the strength I carry, so clearly.
If one day my feet should stray, very far…
Your glory will draw me back, bright star!
As it was in the beginning, it shall ever be,
I have looked in your eyes and our destiny.
Wisdom, thou art a fair and gracious lady!
Lady of the lost world, hear you my praise.
Blessed is he, who shares your company…
Blessed are your children for all their days.
Part Two: From Death to Ecstasy
In the fires of the mountains death reigned,
When the pride of the ancients was pained.
As the souls of generations, knew a rebirth,
The mettle of mankind tested all its’ worth.
In the hour of tribulation you were noblest,
Even when I faced my most terrifying test!
The guilt of a people, you eased within me,
When I looked in your face in pure ecstasy.
Wisdom, thou art a passing glorious queen!
Lady of the lost world, hear you my rhyme.
Blessed am I, whose eyes have thus seen…
Blessed are you, who exist beyond all time.
Part Three: From Light to Love
From the light that cannot be fathomed full,
You radiate as the cycles of creation turn…
Whilst all things feel towards you their pull!
Galaxies are born whilst still do others burn.
You endure, changeless, ageless and pure…
And though I have worn many faces, forms,
Still you know me with a comfort most sure.
You are so constant amidst so many storms!
Wisdom, thy names shall not stay forgotten!
Lady of the lost world, hear you my song…
Sophia, Zoe, thou goddess on high begotten,
Those who keep your truths never go wrong.