Saturday, November 23, 2013

A flower is a smile of God,
A distant echo of heaven,
A single, fleeting note
Of God's own music,
A perfectly-formed note
In his all-making harmony,
A voice full of mystery, dear Saviour,
That sings of your great power:
     Infinitely melodious,
     Sweetly harmonious
Silence of flowers,
Telling God in his grandeur.

-- St. Therese of Lisieux
(in  Invincible Spirits:  A Thousand Years of Women's Spiritual Writings,
compiled by Felicity Leng)

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