Boethius

The Soul’s Flight By Boethius

The Soul’s Flight By Boethius

Wings are mine; above the pole Far aloft I soar. Clothed with these, my nimble soul Scorns earth’s hated shore, Cleaves the skies upon the wind, Sees the clouds left far behind. Soon the glowing point she nears, Where the heavens rotate, Follows through the starry spheres Phbus’ course,... »

The Mists Dispelled By Boethius

The Mists Dispelled By Boethius

Then the gloom of night was scattered, Sight returned unto mine eyes. So, when haply rainy Caurus Rolls the storm-clouds through the skies, Hidden is the sun; all heaven Is obscured in starless night. But if, in wild onset sweeping, Boreas frees day’s prisoned light, All suddenly the radiant ... »

The Bent of Nature

The Bent of Nature

The Bent of Nature How the might of Nature sways All the world in ordered ways, How resistless laws control Each least portion of the whole Fain would I in sounding verse On my pliant strings rehearse. Lo, the lion captive ta’en Meekly wears his gilded chain; Yet though he by hand be fed, Thou... »

Love is Lord of All

Love is Lord of All

Love is Lord of All Why are Nature’s changes bound To a fixed and ordered round? What to leagud peace hath bent Every warring element? Wherefore doth the rosy morn Rise on Ph bus’ car upborne? Why should Ph be rule the night, Led by Hesper’s guiding light? What the power that doth ... »

Invocation

Invocation

Invocation Maker of earth and sky, from age to age Who rul’st the world by reason; at whose word Time issues from Eternity’s abyss: To all that moves the source of movement, fixed Thyself and moveless. Thee no cause impelled Extrinsic this proportioned frame to shape From shapeless matte... »