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Poetry of St. John of the Cross

From: THE COLLECTED WORKS OF ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS, translated by Kieran Kavanaugh, OCD, and Otilio Rodriguez, OCD, revised edition (1991).

Copyright 1991 ICS Publications.

  • Introduction To The Poetry
  • The Spiritual Canticle
  • The Dark Night
  • The Living Flame Of Love
  • Stanzas concerning an ecstasy experienced in high contemplation.
  • Stanzas of the soul that suffers with longing to see God.
  • Stanzas given a spiritual meaning.
  • Stanzas applied spiritually to Christ and the soul.
  • Song of the soul that rejoices in knowing God through faith.
  • Romances
  • A romance on the psalm "By the waters of Babylon" [Ps. 137].
  • A gloss (with spiritual meaning).
  • The Spiritual Canticle (CB) Copyright ICS Publications. Permission is hereby granted for any non-commercial use, if this copyright notice is included.