Sunday, June 13, 2010

Stay Near Beauty

Photo by D.R. Wagner, Elk Grove

—St. Thomas Aquinas

Capax universi, capable of the universe are your arms
when they move with love.

And I know it is true that your feet are never
more alive than when they are in
defense of a good

I want to fund your efforts: Stay near beauty, for she will always
strengthen you.

She will bring your mouth close to hers and
breathe—inspire you the way
light does the fields.

The earth inhales God, why
should we not do
the same?

This sacred flame we tend inside needs
the chants of every tongue,
the communion with

As capable as God
are we.

(translated from the Latin by Daniel Landinsky)