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A Telling

Shorn of pride        
To see was Samson made blind            
And daily the rut of a circle tread            
A circle's without beginning            
A circle's without end            
A circle's eternal            
And so is the spirit        
And from his rounds            
And mocked in woe            
Brought to stand between columns            
Two pillars or poles            
Two poles with Samson centered made three            
The triptych              
The gateway            
Neath the all seeing eye            
Stone work the floor representing the earth            
Two pillars    
The two trees which stood            
Above columns the lintle            
(As heavenly vault)            
Upon them wind and fire            
Fire and water              
Sun and moon            
Earth, pillars of heaven, the vault            
These four formed the square            
The doorway            
The portal            
The passage            
Inside which he stood            
And God made six            
(Go find what this means)            
Six the number of man            
Six the sides of a cube            
Six directions in space            
Earthly man, spiritual man            
The circle he trod            
The square where he stood            
The circle squared            
Vitruvian man            
The earthly must perish            
The spiritual to ascend            
The hair was the veil            
This tale's telling ends
Written by AverageJoe (Average Joe. AJ. Joe)
Published | Edited 27th Sep 2021
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