of withering or blooming…

Anyone who has waded

Through love’s turbulent waters,

Now feeling hunger and now satiety,

Is untouched by the season

Of withering or blooming,

For in the deepest 

And most dangerous waters,

On the highest peaks,

Love is always the same.

                                          ~Hadewijch of Antwerp*

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*cited:

Women in Praise of the Sacred

Ed: Jane Hirshfield

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