Jacopone da Todi
Jacopone da Todi (Todi, 1236 circa – Collazzone 1306) was a Franciscan friar from Umbria, Italy in the 13th century. He wrote several laudi (songs in praise of the Lord) in Italian. Moreover, the famous Latin lyric Stabat Mater is conventionally attributed to him. He was an early pioneer in Italian theatre, being one of the earliest scholars who dramatised gospel subjects.
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Jacopone da Todi Poems
When the mind's very being is gone, Sunk in a conscious sleep, In a rapture divine and deep,
Sing For Very Love
Thou, Jubilus, the heart dost move; And makest us sing for very love. The Jubilus in fire awakes,
Of Man's Perfection In Love
0 minstrel, raise thy plaintive melody, and let thy song be tender to my soul: upon the subtle ninefold modes of love
The Soul's Over-Ardent Love
Love, that art Charity, Why has Thou hurt me so? My heart is smote in two, And burns with ardent love,
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When the mind's very being is gone,
Sunk in a conscious sleep,
In a rapture divine and deep,
Itself in the Godhead lost:
It is conquered, ravished, and won!
Set in Eternity's sweep,
Gazing back on the steep,
Knowing not how it was crossed -
To a new world now it is tossed,
Drawn from its former state,
To another, measureless, great,
Where Love is drowned in the Sea.