When He chose her His angel spoke to her
in a dream of a transformation, a
holy vigil: nature intermingled
with such bitter carnal knowledge only
her unfallen womb could welcome His son.
Thus justice, the law's center, standard this
earth grasps, austerely took her, and without
the shadow of wrong freed her from women's
bondage. Not entering, not letting her
lose herself through Him, in His cherishing
hand, the crystal, she remained unbroken.
To make His command and words yet truer,
God twisted, wrenched Him down the well-known path
and thus led him into this human life.
|An image of the Italian text from Visconti's 1840 edition|
From Visconti LXXXIII, 243. See also B S1:106:138; MS V2; Valgrisi 107. The first in a series to the Virgin. "L'alto Consiglio" alludes to Luke 1:28-35 Key