Monday, December 8, 2014

Francis of Assisi: "Wring Out My Clothes"

                                             Such love does
                                             the sky now pour,
                                             that whenever I stand in a field,

                                             I have to wring out the light
                                             when I get

"Wring Out My Clothes" by Francis of Assisi. Text as published in Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West, edited by Daniel Ladinsky (Penguin Books, 2002).  

Art credit: "Young man in flower field at snow falling," photograph by © Ian W. Iott.


  1. loved this poem.. perfect thing for me to read this morning.

  2. Thanks! This was a catalyst for me to gather my favorite photos of light in the sky for one blog post here

    1. I'm glad that one person's inspiration became another's. Ripple!


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