Mary’s Song

Blue homespun and the bend of my breast keep warm this small hot star fallen to my arms.
(Rest…You who have had so far to come.)
Now nearness satisfies the body of God sweetly.
Quiet He lies whose vigor hurled a universe.
He sleeps whose eyelids have not closed before.
His breath (so slight it seems no breath at all) once ruffled the dark deeps to sprout a world.
Charmed by dove’s voices, the whisper of straw, He dreams, hearing no music from His other
Breath, mouth, ears, eyes… He is curtailed who overflowed all skies, all years.
Older than eternity, now He is new.
Now native to earth as I am, nailed to my poor planet, caught that I might be free,
Blind in my womb to know my darkness ended,
Brought to this birth for me to be new-born,
And for Him to see me mended, I must see Him torn.

~Luci Shaw

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10 Responses to Mary’s Song

  1. Kathy says:

    Merry Christmas!
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  2. What a lovely picture and poem!

    Merry Christmas!
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    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Rhapsody – it’s one of my very favorites – and Shaw is one of my favorite poets.

  3. Sandy
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    That is beautiful! Hope you are having a wonderful Christmas!
    .-= Sandy´s last blog ..Merry Christmas to all! =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Sandy – Just got home an hour or so ago – it was wonderful! I hope yours was, too.

  4. I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas, Carrie!
    .-= Literary Feline´s last blog ..Review: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Wendy – it has been very nice, thank you, Wendy. 🙂 I hope yours was, as well!

  5. stacybuckeye says:

    Hope you had a very merry Christmas!
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