Circle of 9

In our circle of 9.

Love, peace and joy are at my right hand.

Rumi, Morihei, Lewis.

Behind me, my ancestors.

Before us you. Lover, loving and the beloved.

To our right, the lovers of God in substance.

Abraham, Moses, David, Plato, Aristotle, Pythagoras, John, Peter, James, Paul, Eckhart, Pascal, Buber, Heschel, Theresa, Day, Edith, Julian, Catherine, Clare, Hildegard, Merton, Day, Francis, Keating, Sartre, Russell.

Then lovers of God in form and essence.

Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin and their progeny. Chagall, Mondrian, Picasso, Plath, Oliver, Sexton, Hirshfield.

And then Theotokos, in all her warm and grace filled manifestations.

To our left, the lovers of God in silence.

Lao Tsu, Dogen, Confucius, Milarepa, Shantiveda, Black Elk.

Then lovers of God in the natural world.

Tesla, Einstein, Sagan, Curie, Darwin, Freud, Jung, Klein, Fromm, Anna, Pasteur, Galileo, Euclid, Newton, Descartes.

And then water as ice, snow, mist, steam, fog and rain.

Wakan Tanka, Buddha, Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, Krshna, Amaterasu, Anat, the pantheons of Egypt, Greece and Rome.

In our circle of 9.

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