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Tighten

Poet: Hadewijch

Tighten
to nothing
the circle
that is
the world’s things

Then the Naked
circle
can grow wide,
enlarging,
embracing all

The madness of love

Poet: Hadewijch

The madness of love
Is a blessed fate;
And if we understood this
We would seek no other:
It brings into unity
What was divided,

The Queen of Sheba

Poet: Hadewijch

The Queen of Sheba
Came to Solomon;
     That was in order to gain wisdom.
When she had found him, indeed,
His wonders streamed upon her so suddenly
     That she melted in contemplation.