In Love, Each Soul Reflects the Others

The love of God, unutterable and perfect,
flows into a pure soul the way that light rushes into a transparent object.

The more love that it finds, the more it gives itself;
so that, as we grow clear and open,
the more complete joy of loving is.

And the more souls who resonate together,
the greater the intensity of their love,
for mirror-like, each soul reflects the others.

Dante, The Divine Comedy, Paradisio (translated by Stephen Mitchell)

The poem I read to Caitlin as part of my vows

One Reply to “In Love, Each Soul Reflects the Others”

  1. Geoff, I really enjoyed this and your post about Caitlin’s vows to you. Absolutely beautiful verses. I’m thinking you guys are really missing each other right now – hope the time goes quickly!

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