I’m a student from Poland and I’m now working on an essay about diverse realizations of the Liturgy of Hours motifs in sacral poetry. I have a couple of polish medieval texts containing these ones but I reckon that it’ll be better to find some more examples from other nations’ literatures. I’m especially interested in English medieval poetry but unfortunately after long search I couldn’t find on the Internet any single instance of this theme in poems from Middle Ages period.
To specify what I’m looking for, I’m interested mainly in these passion poems, in which verses (and structure) appear direct references to the Liturgy of Hours. Like in this example:
‘At the ninth hour Jesus cried: ‘El!’
Jews, who had crossed him, were laughing at him;
To John was recommended his beloved mother Mary,
Here Christ’s soul was separated with corps.’
It’s my extemporary (not taking into account original rhythm and rhymes) translation of polish XIV-th century poem with an incipit ‘Jesus Christ, God-Human, His Father’s Wisdom’ (“Jezus Chrystus, Bog Człowiek, Mądrość Oćca Swego”). As you can see, an author have mentioned here the Ninth Hour (None) from canonical hours. Before and after this strophe there are also mentioned other hours adequate to each stage of the passion of Christ.
I’ll be eternally grateful If you could help me with this research. And I’ll be more pleased If you would give me also the name of the anthology containing the poem.
(Apologize me, if I had mislead the forum but I couldn’t find better to post this thread.)