May 30th, 2016

Hildegard von Bingen - De Spiritu Sancto / To the Holy Spirit

English version by Jerry Dybdal and Matthew Fox
Original Language Latin


Holy spirit, making life alive,
moving in all things, root of all created being,
cleansing the cosmos of every impurity, effacing guilt,
anointing wounds.
You are lustrous and praiseworthy life,
You waken and re-awaken everything that is.


-- from Hildegard of Bingen's Book of Divine Works with Letters and Songs, by Hildegard of Bingen / Edited by Matthew Fox
Poetry Chaikhana | Hildegard von Bingen - De Spiritu Sancto / To the Holy Spirit

Hildegard von Bingen - O most noble Greenness, rooted in the sun

O most noble Greenness, rooted in the sun,
shining forth in streaming splendor upon the wheel of Earth.
No earthly sense or being can comprehend you.
You are encircled by the very arms of Divine mysteries.
You are radiant like the red of dawn!
You glow like the incandescence of the sun!


-- from Hildegard of Bingen's Book of Divine Works with Letters and Songs, by Hildegard of Bingen / Edited by Matthew Fox
Poetry Chaikhana | Hildegard von Bingen - O most noble Greenness, rooted in the sun