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Tras de un amoroso lance

San Juan de la Cruz, was probably the most consistently mystical poet of the Caholic priest-poets of the 16th century (compared, say, to Fray Luis de Leon) and this poem provides a great example of the transcendent power of faith experienced by the poet. 385 palabras más

Una lectura mística de El Aleph

UNA LECTURA MÍSTICA DE EL ALEPH, DE JORGE LUIS BORGES, EN BASE A NOCHE OSCURA, DE SAN JUAN DE LA CRUZ

“Borges en una entrevista (Willis Barnstone, bajo el título de “Las ideas secretas” en… 2.297 palabras más

Paisaje De Poesía

Un pastorcico solo está penado,

Here is an anti-pastoral poem from San Juan de la Cruz. The shepherd is not frolicking in the fields and pastures with his love, he is suffering because his love is absent and will not be with him. 247 palabras más

Sin arrimo y con arrimo,

From the pen of San Juan de la Cruz, we have this glosa or gloss, which is a style of poem in which the poet takes two or three well-known lines of verse from another source and constructs a more elaborate poem around them. 318 palabras más

Sólo en amar es mi exercicio

Mi alma se ha empleado,

y todo mi caudal, en su servicio;

ya no guardo ganado,

ni ya tengo otro oficio,

que ya sólo en amar es mi exercicio… 98 palabras más

Amada

Que bien se yo la fonte que mane y corre,

San Juan de la Cruz, using poetry here to expound on faith. In his case, of course, Catholic faith, but I think the same mechanisms and ideas must apply to all faiths, although this is not a complete description. 514 palabras más

Oh llama de amor viva

Today’s poem is from the mystical Catholic tradition, by the great sixteenth century priest-poet, San Juan de la Cruz (St. John of the Cross). It is perplexing to me how the Church could at the same time produce works of such beauty and transcendence, while at the same time in history the Catholic Spanish Inquisition was terrorizing the population in its attempts to impose religious orthodoxy according to Catholic dogma. 313 palabras más