Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Poetry Wednesday--Mechthild of Magdeburg

Mechthild of Magdeburg was a Medieval German woman who lived in a lay community and wrote spiritual love poetry.

God's Absence

Ah blessed absence of God,
How lovingly I am bound to you!
You strengthen my will in its pain
And make dear to me
The long hard wait in my poor body.
The nearer I come to you,
The more wonderfully and abundantly
God comes upon me.
In pride, alas, I can easily lose you,
But in the depths of pure humility, O Lord,
I cannot fall away from you.
For the deeper I fall, the sweeter you taste.

1 comment:

Michele said...

very nice! i posted some photos as we moved out of calgary, to the west coast of bc. pop over if you like, and browse:)

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"Slavery ended in medieval Europe only because the church extended its sacraments to all slaves and then managed to impose a ban on the enslavement of Christians (and of Jews). Within the context of medieval Europe, that prohibition was effectively a rule of universal abolition. "— Rodney Stark

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