Sunday, December 26, 2010
The Fleur-de-Lis and the image of Christ
Fleur-de-lis. Image from frecuenciasdeluz.ning.com
In a manuscript dated 1536, in the Library of Balliol College, Oxford, comes a poem in which the Fleur-de-Lis is made the image of Christ:
For His love that bought us all dear
Listen, lordings, that be here
And I will tell you in fere
Where-of came the flower delice.
On Christmas night, when it was cold,
Our lady lay among beasts bold,
And there she bare Jesu, Joseph told.
And there-of came the flower -delice.
Sing we all, for time it is,
Mary hath borne the flower delice.
Reference: Green Magic. By Lesley Gordon. p. 166. New York, 1977