Dodecaglotta is a meticulously designed poster of the Prologue to the Gospel of St John, typeset in twelve languages, in accordance with the fine tradition of polyglot Bible printing: Greek, Latin, Syriac, Coptic, classical Ethiopic, Armenian, Old-Georgian, Church-Slavonic, German, English, Dutch, French. It’s a feat of multilingual type design and typography and a tribute to the oecumene. A must-have for lovers of the Word. 50×60cm (~19⅔×23⅔″), offset/letterpress printed in two colors on premium stock. David Tibet is a big fan!
Christ in the Universe
With this ambiguous earth
His dealings have been told to us. These abide:
The signal to a maid, the human birth,
The lesson, and the young Man crucified.
But not a star of all
The innumerable host of stars has heard
How he administered this terrestrial ball.
Our race have kept their Lord’s entrusted Word.
Of his earth-visiting feet
None knows the secret, cherished, perilous
The terrible, shamefast, frightened, whispered, sweet,
Heart-shattering secret of his way with us.
No planet knows that this
Our wayside planet, carrying land and wave,
Love and life multiplied, and pain and bliss,
Bears, as chief treasure, one forsaken grave.
Nor, in our little day,
May his devices with the heavens be guessed,
His pilgrimages to thread the Milky Way,
Or his bestowals there be manifest.
But, in the eternities,
Doubtless we shall compare together, hear
A million alien Gospels, in what guise
He trod the Pleiades, the Lyre, the Bear.
O be prepared, my soul!
To read the inconceivable, to scan
The million forms of God those stars unroll
When, in our turn, we show to them a Man.
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