4259The Kore Cosmu
- Apr 2, 2007The Kore Cosmu; Virgin of the World
Next Earth stood forth, in bitter grief; and (when she was given
leave to plead) she thus began:
`O King and Father President of the over-arching spheres of heaven,
and Governor of us, the Elements, that stand before thee .. I am
dishonoured; trouble has risen up against me from mankind. Having
naught to fear, they commit all manner of crimes; slaughtered by
every sort of cruel device. Men fall dead on my plains.
O Lord, and I am soaked through with the juices of rotting corpses.
Henceforward, Lord, since I am forced to contain beings unworthy of
me, I wish to contain, together, with all the things which I bring
forth, God also.
How long shall thy terrestrial world peopled with mortals, have no
God? Bestow upon Earth; if not thy very self that I ask not for I
could not endure to contain thee yet at least some holy efflux of