|'The Annunciation' by Bl. Fra Angelico (1395-1455) - Courtesy Wikipedia|
The Incarnation is a translation by Roy Campbell (1901-1957) of a poem by St. John of the Cross (1542-1591). Originally published as Ballad 8 of nine meditations on the Gospels from the Codex of Sanlucar de Barrameda, it is believed to have been initially composed interiorly while undergoing a brutal imprisonment. The Incarnation is included in the Poems for All Seasons Appendix of the Divine Office (1974). A copy of the text can be found here.