The Unmoved Mover Moving

If only it were possible to grow wings
and soar into the air-
poised between heaven and Earth,
you would see the solid ground,
and flowing rivers, the wandering air,
the penetrating fire, the circling stars,
and the encompassing heavens.

What joy to see all this,
borne along by the one impulse-
to perceive the unmoved mover
moving in all that moves.
He who is hidden,
manifest through all his works.

Hermes Tresmegistus, Thoth
From, The Hermetica
translated by Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy

Photo by Ariel

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