The glory of Him who moves all things rays forth (from The Paradiso, Canto I)by Dante Alighieri
English version by John Ciardi
Original Language Italian
The glory of Him who moves all things rays forth
through all the universe, and is reflected
from each thing in proportion to its worth.
I have been in that Heaven of His most light,
and what I saw, those who descend from there
lack both the knowledge and the power to write.
For as our intellect draws near its goal
it opens to such depths of understanding
as memory cannot plumb within the soul.
|-- from The Divine Comedy: The Inferno, the Purgatorio, and the Paradiso, by Dante Alighieri / Translated by John Ciardi|
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