The Divine Comedy
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I saw it clearly, and still seems to see,
a headless trunk, that goes on before,
like the others, in that miserable crew,
and holds its severed head,
by the hair, swinging,
like a lantern, in its hand.
It looked at us, and said: ‘Ah me!’.
It made a lamp of itself, to light itself,
and there were two in one,
and one in two:
how that can be he knows,
who made it so.
I seemed to see Euphrates and Tigris,
welling from one spring, in front of them,
and parting, like lingering friends.
I said: ‘O light, O glory of human kind,
what waters are these that pour
from one source, here, and separate themselves?’
Like a gentle spirit,
that does not make excuses,
but forms her will from another's will,
as soon as it is revealed, by outward sign,
so that lovely Lady, set out, after taking charge of me
and said to Statius, in a ladylike way: ‘Come, with him.’
Of the deep Light appeared to me three circles
Of one dimension and three different colors.
One seemed to be reflected by the other,
Rainbow by rainbow, while the third seemed fire
Breathed equally from one and from the other.
Sincerely yours in Jesus and Mary,
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God
Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!
* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas;
St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael