When God's light penetrates the heart she's led
to dismiss the deep grasping instinct to
control things, herself to work out her own
craven ephemeral absolution.
Then if He sees her heart is cleansed, humble,
that she repents of her mistake to the point
of pressing physical pain, He dawns in
her, awakens her, and she is reborn,
detached from the world, armed by faith. Then soon
she sees this is but a shadow, pledge
of the light and peace surrounding angels,
entwining them into one. Then the soul
sees herself, faith, hope opens the gates, and
burning she melts into eternal light.
|An image of the Italian text from Visconti's 1840 edition|
From V XLII:202. See also B S1:72:121. Key