Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Prayer of Mechthild of Magdeburg

I cannot dance, O Lord,
unless you lead me.

If you will
that I leap joyfully
then you must be the first to dance
and to sing!

Then, and only then,
will I leap for love.
Then will I soar
from love to knowledge,
from knowledge to fruition,
from fruition to beyond
all human sense.

And there
I will remain
and circle for evermore.

Mechthild of Magdeburg
(c.1207-c. 1282/94 )

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