"a lifetime's death in love", indeed --
"Under the penitential gates
Sustained by staring Seraphim
Where the souls of the devout
Burn invisible and dim."
"Poi s'ascose nel foco che gli affina
Quando fiam ceu chelidon—"
"And the fire and the rose are one"
--- On Fri, 3/26/10, Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
"O Lord Thou pluckest me out
O Lord Thou pluckest"
"Come in under the shadow of this red rock."
"The wilderness is cracked and browned
But through the water pale and thin
Still shine the unoffending feet"
"the True Church can never fail / For it is based upon a rock."
"This is the land. We have our inheritance."
--- On Fri, 3/26/10, Peter Montgomery <[log in to unmask]" rel=nofollow target=_blank>[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Unless the seed fall into the ground and die....
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Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2010 10:35 AM
Subject: Re: Eliot on Charles Williams' mysticism
"Love...is a deity of whom most human beings seldom see more than the shadow" --
"the Vision...towards which creation strives" --
"a lifetime's death in love" --
"On montrera mon cénotaphe
Aux côtes brulantes de Mozambique."