FRANCIS OF ASSISI THE HOLY POET

" He is the saint who sings, the saint who laughs, the saint who kisses, who plays the violin by bowing a stick on his arm, a dancing angel.

He is the saint who joyfully sings to nature, who joyfully loves the nature God has created.  He does so not as a pantheist, but clearly in all things, as a gardener loves each flower in his garden for itself.

Joy! Joy!  It is nothing other than music.  He hangs from God on a golden thread, swaying back and forth with life's joy - the troubadour of God.  He is inebriated with music and joyful love.

Of all the saints, he is the poet; all his deeds are spontaneous rhymes, his words music!  And even more than a poetic saint, one would prefer to call him a holy poet."


Heinrich Federer
Ins Land der Apfelsinen 1926
Into the Land of Pineapples, 1926



 
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