POETRY: Light Of Splendor by Mechthild of Magdeburg
With the dull hearing of my misery—
A light of utmost splendor
Glows on the eyes of the soul.
Therein have I seen the inexpressible ordering
Of all things, and recognized God’s unspeakable glory—
That incomprehensible wonder—
The tender caress between God and the soul,
The sufficiency in the Highest,
Discipline in understanding,
Realization with withdrawal,
According to the power of the senses,
The unmingled joy of union,
The living love of Eternity
As it now is and evermore shall be.
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