Poems: St. John of the Cross

Poems: St. John of the Cross

by St John of the Cross, St. John of the Cross Staff
     
 
A finely produced, bilingual edition of these celebrated poems.

Rejoice, my love, with me
And in your beauty see us both reflected:
By mountain-slope and lea
Where purest rills run free,
We'll pass into the forest undetected.
-from "Songs Between the Soul and the Bridegroom"

St. John of the Cross, a sixteenth-century Spanish

Overview

A finely produced, bilingual edition of these celebrated poems.

Rejoice, my love, with me
And in your beauty see us both reflected:
By mountain-slope and lea
Where purest rills run free,
We'll pass into the forest undetected.
-from "Songs Between the Soul and the Bridegroom"

St. John of the Cross, a sixteenth-century Spanish Carmelite monk, has long been regarded as one of the greatest of Christian mystics. His intensely fervent and profound poems are a reflection of his own unique mystical experiences, which required nothing less than total surrender to the love of God.

They are presented here in a beautifully produced, fine-paper edition, both in the original Spanish versions and on facing pages in Roy Campbell's celebrated English translation. Campbell was an intense admirer of all things Spanish and, as Laurie Lee put it, "one of our last pre-technocratic, big-action poets."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781860465895
Publisher:
Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.82(h) x 0.49(d)

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