It would seem that celestial light has burnt

It would seem that celestial light has burnt
into and gleams forth from the very bones
of the elect, that a radiance sinks
into the heart's core and dazzles the eye

which sees but the outer flesh. And my mind
rebuilds with new wings, by God's grace, beyond
the self, for I think what must be He who
can unfold such splendor so swiftly, from

a sparkle in the dark night. And then as
after lightning, the shadows devour
a path less obscure, less overhung I

against my will still walk today, for faith
needs must live in God's light, only this can
lift this clutch of frightening human cares.

An image of the Italian text from Visconti's 1840 edition
From V CLIX:319. See also B S1:177:173. No MSs; Valgrisi 178. Key

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