Sunday, May 16, 2010

earth wears her green vigour

o fire of the holy spirit
life of the life of every creature
holy are you in giving life to forms...
o boldest path,
penetrating into all places
in the heights, on earth
and in every abyss
you bring and bind all together
from you clouds flow, air flies,
rocks have their humours,
rivers spring forth from the waters
and earth wears her green vigour!
-hildegard of bingen (1098-1179)

source image: dill


Anonymous said...

This is stunning.

Britt said...

Hildegard is always so sublime.

Kate Jobe said...