WHEN I RETURNED FROM ROME
bird took flight.
And a flower in a field whistled at me
as I passed.
from a stream of clear water.
And at night the sky untied her hair and I fell asleep
clutching a tress
When I returned from Rome, all said to me,
“Tell us the great news,”
and with great excitement, I did: “A flower in a field whistled,
and at night the sky untied her hair and
I fell asleep clutching a
sacred tress …”
Francis of Assisi as rendered by Daniel Ladinsky in Love Poems from God, Page 32