Monday, October 1, 2012

peace of charity in the annihilated

Of this life, says Love, we wish to speak, in asking what one could find:

1. A Soul
2. who is saved by faith without works
3. who is only in love
4. who does nothing for God
5. who leaves nothing to do for God
6. to whom nothing can be taught
7. from whom nothing can be taken
8. nor given
9. and who possesses no will

~ Marguerite Porete
from Mirror of Simple Souls
english version by Ellen Babinsky
with thanks to poetry chaikhana