Balzac, Honoré de - Seraphita - 06 The song of the Higher spirit
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
SERAPHITA By Honore De Balzac Translated by Katharine Prescott Wormeley
I walk on the clouds.
I visit the depths of the fjord;
the sea is my steed and I bridle it;
I know where the singing flower grows,
and the talking light descends,
and fragrant colours shine!
I wear the seal of Solomon;
I am a fairy;
I cast my orders to the wind which, like an abject slave, fulfils them;
my eyes can pierce the earth and behold its treasures;
for lo! am I not the virgin to whom the pearls dart from their ocean depths……