Hey, folks. So, I agreed to post a poem, belonging to a friend of mine and Gnostic Christian, located in Italy. This poem is by Vala Hiddensun (Vanessa Landi) and I think it’s one of the most stunning pieces of poetry that I had the privilege of laying my eyes on. Valentinus himself, or one of his students, could very well have authored this. It also reminds me of the epitaph of Flavia Sophe.
And as I stated on my “Interviews and Guest Articles” page, I am also open to others who are interested in submitting a guest article, poem or even artwork that tackles similar subject matter, covered on this blog.
And without further ado, here is poem, “A Chant of Exile.”
Cycles alternate, wrap, devour one another
Light is floundering in eternal spasm
This cosmos is Hell
Evil prevails over Good
The strong over the weak
Wickedness, suffering, tyranny take multiform appearances
As in nature so in society
Succession of human chimeras Have no importance
Nothing more than amusement to cheat death
The feverish activities under the Sun Temples, churches, mosques
Regurgitate masses on their sacred days
But the everlasting universal worship
It’s their own Ego and low passions
Mankind is lost in self-worship
Epochs, latitudes, peoples
Cannot change this truth
The monarch of this world is Satan
Few souls come from the Spirit
Many are in the middle
Much more those made of mere darkness
This Earth it’s a place of Exile
Far is the Heavenly Homeland
The only true God, Lord of Good, Patron of the Righteous
It’s a Stranger Oh Christ, my Saviour! Admit me among Your Friends!
Pull away my soul from Evil!
Accept my song of praise and my sigh of Love
Forgive my great sins!
I reject this world
And this world rejects me
But I won’t be lost
If You guide me