Saturday, 14 November 2015

A glowing spark

I am filled with the seed

Of thy noble spirit,

A glowing spark

That is embedded

Deep in matter;

For thou hast set

The soul in the world,

And hast, O my ruler,

Through this soul,

Set my spirit in my body.

Kindle therefore, O my Lord,

Lights that will lead me on high,

Let the brightness shine forth

And blaze as a fire.

Magnify the tiny spark

Within the crown

Of my head.

Synesius of Cyrene (c.370-c.413)

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