When you saw the unearthly radiance

When you saw the unearthly radiance
gradually fade from His eyes, its place
taken by a child's sparkling eager love and joy
when surrounded by ardent affection,

I believe your soul journeyed to His home
so as to make in your heart a home from
paradise for Him, alas, you had but
a brief time for your melancholy play,

for death closed Him off from you. Well. Gates locked
for millenia from an old error
swung open, and there it was, the road to

peace. In you faith endured that final blow,
and now all noble souls shelter a hope
from your shielding them, your gift of His life.

An image of the Italian text from Visconti's 1840 edition
From V XCIII:253. See also B S1:107:138; MSs Ve2, L, V2; Valgrisi 108. A ninth in a series to the Virgin; VC is also talking of herself and her dream of Pescara. Key

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