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Man is great with God

How great we have become! The highest Seraphim Go veiled before our God. But we go nude to Him. ~ Angelus Silesius, Cherubinischer Wandersmann, III.203 Advertisements

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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

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Wounded

I must and shall be wounded. Why? Because my groom, My saviour, has been found with many a bleeding wound. But why must I be wounded? I cannot abide If we be too unlike, the bridegroom and the bride. ~ … Continue reading

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Contentment

Take what God has given. The great is in the small, The gold is in the dross, though we neglect it all. ~ Angelus Silesius, CW IV.14

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Annunciation

This poem is a translation of Rainer Maria Rilke’s “Verkündigung,” from the Book of Images. Playful and poignant, the poem envisions the confusion of the angel Gabriel in the presence of Mary, as he forgets his message and is overwhelmed … 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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Look

Turn away your face.  The world entranced and took Many noble souls who only thought to look. ~ Angelus Silesius, Cherubinischer Wandersmann VI.221

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