I am that great and fiery force sparkling in everything that lives;
in shining of the river’s course, in greening grass that glory gives.
I shine in glitter on the seas, in burning sun, in moon and stars.
In unseen wind, in verdant trees I breathe within, both near and far.
And where I breathe there is no death, and meadows glow with beauties rife.
I am in all, the spirit’s breath, the thundered word, for I am Life.
-Hildegard of Bingen