Wednesday, December 23, 2009

"The Sky's Sheets"


The Sky's Sheets
by Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)

When He touches me I clutch the sky's sheets,
the way other
lovers
do

the earth's weave
of clay.

Any real ecstasy is a sign
you are moving
in the right
direction,

don't let any prude tell
you otherwise.

—translated by Daniel Ladinsky
Love Poems from God:
Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West

(contributed by Wendiferous)

Cirrus clouds, by James Prisco
And so it is.

Bless├Ęd Be.

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