Cloud Couplets: The Cluttered Heart

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The first line of "The Cluttered Heart" was inspired by my reading of Thomas Kempis's line, "Give, therefore, place to Jesus and to everything else close the door" (II.1.2). That's my translation from the Portuguese version I read.

I checked William Benham's translation and discovered I was not so far off: "Give, therefore, place to Christ and refuse entrance to all others."

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-- Anonymous, November 20, 2001


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