"Unless Thou show us thine own
No man can find it; Father! Thou
(Wordsworth, 1932, 319)
"You only are good; Your supreme
Help my predicted sinful state,
So close to death and so far from
I would love to want that which I
do not want:
Between the fire and the heart of
ice a veil is present
That quenches the fire, so that
The pen in its work, and makes
the sheet a liar.
I love you with the tongue, and
then I pain
That love does not reach the
heart; nor do I know where
It opens the door to the mercy
The heart, that casts out every
Tear the veil , my Lord, break
down the wall
That with its hardness slows down
The brightness of your light,
dark to the world!
Send the prophesied light so near
To your beautiful bride, that in
I might burn without doubt, and
only you believe.
(D’Angelo, 1978, 78)
"There is nothing more base and
vile on earth
such as I am without you I feel and am."
"The vanities of life have taken
The time to contemplate God."
"Half the way that rises up to
My dear Lord, and to that aim
To rise I need your help."
"I speak to You
, my Lord, for with all my trials,
Without Your blood, blessedness
I, man, would never reach."
"Only You are the seed of pure and
That grow where You sow them
No one can follow you with His
Except You show them Your holy
"Do not look with eyes of Justice
upon my past . . .
May only Your blood touch and
wash my faults
And evermore abound when I get