Category Archives: Divine Riddles

The Great Hides in the Small

The circle’s in the point, the fruit is in the seed: Seek God within the world, and you are wise indeed. ~ Angelus Silesius, CW IV. 158 Advertisements

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What Love?

What love is this of thine, that cannot be In thine infinity, O Lord, confined, Unless it in thy very person see Infinity, and finity, conjoined? What! Hath thy Godhead, as not satisfied, Married our manhood, making it its bride? … Continue reading

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Prayer (I)

Prayer the church’s banquet, angels’ age, God’s breath in man returning to his birth, The soul in paraphrase, heart in pilgrimage, The Christian plummet sounding heaven and earth: Engine against the Almighty, sinners’ tower, Reversed thunder, Christ-side-piercing spear, The six-days … Continue reading

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Seraphim

O man, I’m nobler far than all the Seraphim. What they are, I’ll become. They can’t be what I am. ~ Angelus Silesius, Cherubinischer Wandersmann IV.145

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The Sign

I too have seen what they saw in the sky. It comes when, in its grumbling turgid tongue, The storm protests the doings of all men; And heaven’s face, obscure and overflung With brooding thunders, clears and broods again. Then … Continue reading

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A Grain of Sand

Why can’t we see our God within the world at hand? It strains the eye too much. The world’s a grain of sand. ~ Angelus Silesius, Cherubinischer Wandersmann VI.262

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God’s Alter-Ego

I am God’s other self. He finds in me alone What’s most eternally alike unto His own. ~ Angelus Silesius, Cherubinischer Wandersmann I.278

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