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Tag: Mechthild of Magdeburg

Wouldst thou know my meaning?

Poet: Mechthild of Magdeburg

Wouldst thou know my meaning?
Lie down in the Fire
See and taste the Flowing
Godhead through thy being;
Feel the Holy Spirit
Moving and compelling
Thee within the Flowing
Fire and Light of God.

Of the voices of the Godhead

Poet: Mechthild of Magdeburg

O soaring eagle! darling lamb!
O glowing spark! Set me on fire!
How long must I endure this thirst?
One hour is already too long,
A day is as a thousand years
When Thou art absent!