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Michelangelo - Sonnet XLIV - Oh night, oh sweetest time although obscure

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024471

Type of Spiritual Experience

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A description of the experience

Michelangelo – Sonnets [translated by Elizabeth Jennings]

Sonnet XLIV

Oh night, oh sweetest time although obscure,
All things you consummate with your own peace.
He who understands and has a clear
Vision of you, honours you, knowing this.

You carry every weary thought away,
You make it possible for peace to grow;
From lowest things to highest, you convey
Me in my dreams to where I want to go.

Shadow of death, for whom all sufferings pause,
At whose arrival every sorrow goes,
Comfort of the afflicted at the last:

You strengthen our weak flesh and make it whole,
You dry our tears and rest the weary soul,
And from the just man snatch the painful past.

The source of the experience

Michelangelo

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Sleeping

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