A Reading from the Book of Reve…
(being the last of 9 segments)
— Glossary —
Jepherus – William Jefferson Clinton (the ’90s)
Columba – North America
Ahrimangu – the World Wide Web, aka the Information Superhighway
Sons of Widows – seekers distinguished by moral autonomy
joomba – djembe drum circle music
nuajah – new-agey self-help literature
digimentos – computer software
Noobis – Africa
Dagamas – Portuguese
Kaanan – Canada
Kebikwa – Quebec
Kwa-ka-lapiz – Appalachians & Laurentians Mts.
Gothis – NY/NJ metropolitan area
Porto – Newark
Azotl-Qwotl – Mexico City
Harrok-man – a forest north of Gothis
Jeru – a beautiful stream in the wilderness
— Personalities —
Icker – author
Icker’s Deep Self
Ellis – Ellis Feldman
— Imaginary Beings —
Angels of Icker, Ellis, Zoya
Archangel of Kanaan
Az – dark archangel of Ahrimangu (herald inspirer of the World Wide Web)
an Archai (a zeitgeist spirit)
1 Zoya needed to return straightaway to Kebikwa, but Icker lingered a day, soothed by the environs of beautiful Jeru.
2 And he removed himself to a wild place, where the forest was quiet, and the sunlight shimmered on the face of a pristine lake, and all around him were multitudes of green buds striving soon to be leaves.
3 For a long while Icker took in this scene with devotion, till his mind was clear and untrammeled. And then he turned to Zoya’s dream.
4 Now Ellis knew not of Zoya, and Zoya knew only of Ellis in passing, for Icker had mentioned him briefly on one occasion. But spoke little of his character or heart.
5 Further only Icker knew of Ellis’ family name, which was called: Feldman.
6 And one thing more Icker alone was aware of, namely the translation in Germanic of this surname of Ellis. For in Germanic, Feldman signifies a man who works in the fields, that is to say, a field man, a man of the field.
7 And the weight of this truth glowed incandescently within him, for it constituted a singular mystery.
8 And Zoya knew not the tongue of the Germanics, and Ellis knew it not either.
9 Icker traced the passage of the clear and alive water, feeding from the wild stream Jeru. He studied a point in the lake near where he sat. And a cloud opened a line of light from the sun just where he gazed.
10 Sometimes, the ephemeral beauty of nature seemed to wish itself known, just so, to the only one who was regarding her, a gesture expressly for him.
11 And he saw truth, and knew it. Zoya’s dream was a message only for him, for only he could decipher it.
12 His deep self could not speak to Icker, so muffled were his ears with anguish. But the deep self of Ellis met the deep self of Zoya, and Zoya’s listening was whole and unsullied.
13 There are times we can simply give love where we are, and trust that the cosmos will reroute it to our most precious intendeds. Let them whose palates waken, taste of this, and take their nutrition.
1 An exquisite Archai, inhaling — with reverent devotion, while the Sun, was hurtling towards Taurus.