[Byzantine Bindings]

Friday, 4 March 2011


The Tree of Red-Herrings and the Secret of the Woman Tree

...the serpent doesn't lie
Adam and Eve do not die
the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil
- a real eye opener
verifies the serpent's truth
so what of God
now the cat is out of the bag
and the scrumper to blame?

Fig leaves sewn - off to work they go...

I am drawn to the idea of the Other Tree story
an exploration of the Tree of Life,
the Woman Tree.
What is that and how does it fit with the other tree;
the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil?
Something tells me this is the Tree of Division
and that the Tree of Life is the Tree of Wisdom, wholeness, unity, peace and resolution...
It's a binary thing...
East West
Tao Genesis
Poetry Proof.

The story begins...
There were two trees in the garden and one got all the attention.
The other tree took back stage and was the subject of a preservation order by God.
Realising one was no use without the other
keen to prevent wholeness and godlikeness slipping out
in the guise of immortality,
made it hard to get at the Tree of Life
with the curious combination of cherubs and multi-directional flaming swords.

Somehow, realizing that this life isn't the end,
death only a way-marker along the path.
Somehow, discerning the question of morality is only one half of the story
albeit the dominating one.
Learning to pursue The Woman Tree fruit,
making discoveries
learning in other ways
spinning, weaving
rather than asking the question, 'What..?'
led to ask the question, 'Why..?
listening through fingers
learning through the pains of birthing
making meaning in the face of death.

An alternative reality emerges, coaxing spring from a winter's morning.

The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil is about
the what of things... division.
Tree of Life is about the why things... unity
The fruits of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil is a red herring
introducing duality and explaining how duality came into the world.
It is the basis of and logic and reasoning.
The fruits of the Tree of Life are intuition, inkling, cunning and wyrd.

Strange that, how trees look in silhouette
changing by the seasons of one's life.
The poetry of their existence
proving things with less certainty -