The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

The Higher Pantheism in a Nutshell

One, who is not, we see: but one, whom we see not, this:
Surely this is not that: but that is assuredly is.

What, and wherefore, and whence? for under is over and thunder:
If thunder could be without lightning, lightning could be without under.

Doubt is faith in the main: but faith on the whole is without:
We cannot believe by proof: but could we believe doubt?

Why, and whither, and how? for barley and rye are not over:
Neither are straight lines curves: yet over is under and clover.

Two and two may be four: but four and four are not fate:
Fate and God may be twain: but God is the same thing as eight.

Ask a man what he thinks, and get from a man what he heels:
God, once caught in the fact, shows you a fair pair of feels.

Body and spirit are twins: God only knows which is ditch:
The soul squats down in the flesh, like a tinker drunk in a which.

More is the whole than a part: but half is more than the soul:
Clearly, the soul is the body: but is not the body the whole?

One and two are not one: but one and nothing is true:
Truth can hardly be false, if falsehood cannot be two.

Once the mastodon was: pterodactyls were common as ox:
Then the mammoth was God: now is He a prize cocks.

Parallels all things are: yet many of these are you:
You are certainly I: but certain I am not askew.

Springs the rock from the plain, shoots the stream from the cock:
Cocks exist for the hen: but hens exist for the rock.

God, whom we see not, is: and God, who is not, we dee:
Fiddle, we know, is didle: and diddle, we take it, is see.


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