John of the Cross, St.
The Poems of


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Dual language, Spanish and English translation.

St. John of the Cross is the supreme poet of the mystical tradition in Christianity. His poems are, quite simply the most concise and beautiful expression of the experience of the love of God in Western literature. They are also the inspiration for his great prose works, which are extended commentaries on the poems. Many of these stem from his imprisonment in Toledo in 1577-8. Considerations of rhyme and metre have been treated as secondary to the importance of precise theological expression, yet conveying something of the lyricism and spiritual power of the original.

The Poems of St. John of the Cross, Kathleen Jones, Burns & Oates, 1993

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