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  1. Soline Humbert says:

    The Youth Of Age
    …”I used to worry about sin;
    now I have no time for this.
    When I pick up the Scriptures,
    the light streams out at me
    The words tremble with life,
    and shout:’Abundant Life.’

    My memory is memorising:
    all the strands are being drawn together.
    I can now say:
    ‘I see, I hear, I know, I smile, I love.’

    I see new words, hear new music, know in deeper tones,
    I smile at my dreams, I love with the trees.

    I see bright flames coming from human lips.
    I see rippling water flowing in endless light.
    No container on earth can keep this flowing.

    All my life is now here in the palm of my hand:
    I am child, maid, woman, crone.
    I live it all, now more fully.

    How can I now describe my lightsome life?
    I see
    I yearn yet.”

    Hildegard of Bingen ( Praying with the Women Mystics, Mary T Malone, the Columba Press 2006)

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