Thursday, March 30, 2017

Pondering: Eternal Beauty

Soul’s Eternal Rapture

by St. Gregory of Nyssa (c. 335-395)
translated by Scott Cairns in Endless Life: Poems of the Mystics

The soul that looks
            finally to God, conceives
                        a new, mouth-watering

desire for His
             eternal beauty,
                        and tasting this, she
awakens to an ever
             greater yearning—
                       an ache never
to be fully satisfied.

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1 comment:

  1. Dori, that is an incredible poem....seems so fresh and modern for someone that lived that long ago. The line breaks and spacing are interesting too...very sensual and spiritual...."each new splendor to be eclipsed by what is to come".