spira spiritum noctis

...............................Midnight Musings: Pneuma..............................

It is insufficiently recognized that the words for wind, soul, and breath commingle in virtually every language... Thus what moves the visible world-body, indeed pushes it around, is the invisible world-soul, which is wind, which is pneuma, which is divinity, which is God.  (Young, Origins of the Sacred, introduction XXV)

Inebriate of Air -- am I --
And Debauchee of Dew --
(Emily Dickinson)

Sometimes in the cool of the evening,
the truth comes like a lover through the wind.
(John Michael Talbot)

Ah listen, for silence is not lonely!
Imitate the magnificent trees
That speak no word of their rapture, but only
Breathe largely the luminous breeze.
(D.H. Lawrence)

  I inhale great draughts of space,
The east and west are mine, and the north and the south are mine.
(Walt Whitman)

There is no God, but we, who breathe the air,
Are God ourselves and touch God everywhere.
(John Masefield)

Would that you could meet the sun and the wind
with more of your skin and less of your raiment,
For the breath of life is in the sunlight
and the hand of life is in the wind.
(Kahlil Gibran)

Not I, not I, but the wind that blows through me!
A fine wind is blowing the new direction of Time.
(D.H. Lawrence)

  The atmosphere is not a perfume, it has no taste of the distillation, it is odorless,
It is for my mouth forever, I am in love with it,
I will go to the bank by the wood and become undisguised and naked,
I am mad for it to be in contact with me.
(Walt Whitman)

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don't go back to sleep.
(Jelaluddin Rumi, 13th century)

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Spira spiritum noctis.

 


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