Forty-Two

Music: La Pellegrina. Sinfonia from Intermedia I: l'Armonia della sfere.
By Cristofano Malvezzi.
From the free classical sheet music collection of the W. Icking Archive,
ed. by Ulrich Alpers at Kunst der Fuge.

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Forty-two surrenders to desire,
Opening the door to greet the wind.
Revelation ever comes unbidden,
The gift of sight to those who travel blind,
Yielding all a pilgrim might require.

To love is to go through an open fire,
Witness to what life one has been given
Only after fear is left behind.





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