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Flitch (AS) – Pensar e Fazer

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333 (V. 89)
THOU MUST WIN IT HERE

Here must thy deed be done.
’Twere an undreamed-of thing
That he who wins no Kingdom here
Should there become a King.

334 (II. 75)
THOU MUST ALSO BEAR FRUIT

If thou dost drink the Blood of God  
And yet no fruit be found in thee,
On thee shall fall a curse more fell
Than once did blast that barren tree.

335 (I. 53)
VIRTUE REMAINETH AT REST

If putting Virtue into act
Thou findest drudgery and moil,
Virtue thou hast not yet attained
But after Virtue still dost toil.

336 (I. 273)
RISE ABOVE HOLINESS

If thou art holy, it is well  ; but wouldst thou find
Favour with God and Man, leave holiness behind.

337 (VI. 33)
MAN MUST CHANGE HIMSELF

Everything changeth, Man. Canst thou remain alone
Careless of betterment and changeless as a Stone?

338 (VI. 72)
SLUGGARDRY WINNETH NOT HEAVEN

Sluggard, bestir thyself! Wilt thou
For ever lie abed and doze?
Heaven will not fly into thy mouth  
While thou art taking thy repose.

339 (VI. 42)
WHO STANDS UNMOVED BELONGS NOT TO THE WHOLE

The Sun   gives movement unto all,
And makes the Stars dance in the sky:
If I still stand immovable
No part in the great Whole have I.

340 (IV. 203)
A DARKENED HEART SEETH NOT

Give heed unto the Flame. If lamps are burning dim,
The Bridegroom when he comes, who shall distinguish him.

341 (VI. 146)
THE WORK PROVETH THE MASTER

A Master of the Craft art thou
When Virtue is but thought and planned:
But when it comes to Workmanship
Thou show’st thyself a Prentice-hand.

342 (V. 64)
WE SERVE OURSELVES, NOT GOD

God is not served by Fast, Vigil or Litany;
Thou rather serv’st thyself, being purified thereby.

343 (I. 153)
THOU MUST BECOME A CHILD

Unless thou dost become a Child
Thou canst not enter in the place
Where all God’s children are—for thee
The doorway hath too small a space.

344 (V. 286)
SIMPLICITY MUST BE INTELLIGENT

I honour that Simplicity
To which God joins intelligence,
But scarcely worth the name I count
Simplicity that lacketh sense  .

345 (I. 229)
ANGER

Anger is like the fire of Hell.
If it break out within thy breast,
It burneth up the little bed
Whereon the Holy Ghost   doth rest.

346 (VI. 198)
SAFETY IN SECLUSION

If thou wouldst shun those strangers, Bride,
 Who seek to be thy paramours,
Then close the casement shutters fast
 And linger not at open doors.

347 (VI. 163)
HATE MAKETH ITSELF HATED

If Hate and envy rule thy heart
When thou for gifts dost supplicate,
The gift thy prayers achieve will be
Return of Envy and of Hate.

348 (IV. 203)
MAN FINDETH AS HE SEEKETH

As thou dost seek, so shalt thou find;
As thou dost knock and dost implore,
So shall the gift be unto thee,
And so the opening of the door  .

349 (IV. 14)
GOD GIVETH THE GREAT IN THE SMALL

Take what God giveth thee. He giveth Great in Small,
Gold in base slag, where we surmise it least of all.

350 (V. 49)
THE FINEST WISDOM

Climb not too high; frame no unneedful subtleties;
The finest Wisdom is to be not overwise.

351 (IV. 122)
GOD SEETH NOT ABOVE HIMSELF

God seeth not above Himself.
If thou dost seek to raise thy height
Above thy stature, have a care
Lest thou shouldst vanish from His sight.

352 (I. 265)
UNITY

Ah, were men’s voices like the wood-birds  ’ melody—
Each happy note distinct, but all in harmony!

353 (I. 266)
NOTHING HATH WORTH FOR THE SCORNER

The Nightingale mocks not the Cuckoo’s note, ’tis true,
And yet you scorn my song if I sing not as you.

354 (I. 218)
DIVINE SEEING

Who in his fellow-man sees God and Christ  , none else,
He seeth with the light   wherein the Godhead   dwells.

355 (VI. 263)
CONCLUSION

Friend, it is now enough. Wouldst thou read more, go hence,
Become thyself the Writing and thyself the Sense.

Ver online : ANGELUS SILESIUS