I, the blazing life of divine wisdom,
I set alight the beauty of the plains,
I radiate the waters,
With wisdom I order all things right,
I beautify the Earth.
I am the breeze that nurtures all things green.
I am the rain coming from the dew
that makes the fields laugh with the pleasure of life.
I call up tears, the perfume of holy work.
I am the yearning for good.
~St Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179), Germany