Wisdom from a Gnostic Sage
Since Adam delved and Eva span
Man’s waywardness has spoiled God’s plan.
Disease and death here level all;
Our winding-sheet conceals a Fall.
Though God could make a bush to speak,
A dumb child tells us who is weak:
Though He made His dead Son to eat,
Yet feeding some would be a feat,
For they can neither dig nor spin,
And day by day their limbs grow thin.
Such is the consequence of sin.