[Of all that God has shown me]

By Mechtild of Magdeburg
Translated by Jane Hirshfield
Of all that God has shown me
I can speak just the smallest word,
Nor more than a honey bee
Takes on his foot
From an overspilling jar.

Mechtild of Madgeburg, “[Of all that God has shown me]” translated by Jane Hirshfield, from Women in Praise of the Sacred (New York: Harper Collins, 1994).
Source: Women in Praise of the Sacred (HarperCollins Publishers Inc, 1994)