Sunday, July 16, 2006

The Tree of Love

The tree of love its roots hath spread
Deep in my heart, and rears its head;
Rich are its fruits: they joy dispense;
Transport the heart, and ravish sense.
In love's sweet swoon to thee I cleave,
Bless'd source of love . . .

- St. Francis of Asissi, Into Love's Furnace I am Cast

4 comments:

Imemine said...

If Francis didn't write down what he thought and felt, we wouldn't be reading his thoughts today.
I guess even self-absorption is a good thing.

Don Iannone said...

Imemine...I like the mystic poets. Often when I read something like this I feel the song or chant that may have gone with it. Many are incantations.

Kathleen said...

beautiful sharing Don...
St. Francis... so wildly and yet softly taken into the depths of the Heart of the beloved...

Don Iannone said...

Indeed Kathleen. The beloved...yes.

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