Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | February 7, 2009

POEM OF THE DAY: O Glistening Sunlight

by Hildegard of Bingen (1098 – 1179).

 

O Glistening Sunlight

 

O glistening starlight,

O most brilliant singular figure

of the royal marriage,

O glowing gem:

You are arrayed as a person of high rank                       5

who has no mark nor wrinkle;

 

You are also an angel’s companion

and a citizen of sacredness.

 

Run, flee from the ancient destroyer’s cave!

Come, enter into the palace of the King.                      10

 

Notes:

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/med/hildegarde.html

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07351a.htm

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