Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Hildegard: power of greening


O nobilissima viriditas
quae radicas in sole,
et quae in candida serenitate
luces in rota,
quam nulla terrena
tu circumdata es
amplexibus divinorum

Tu rubes ut aurora
et ardes ut solis flamma.

O most honored Greening Force,

You who roots in the Sun;
You who lights up, in shining serenity, within a wheel
that earthly excellence fails to comprehend.

You are enfolded
in the weaving of divine mysteries.

You redden like the dawn
and You burn: flame of the Sun

Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179)
Mad Hun translation

Read different translation here
Hear it sung (track 2)