Sunday, December 14, 2008

mary's song

heard these words in church this morning and was moved by them.  they are part of a larger poem by luci shaw as she imagines mary commenting on her baby jesus although with a theological perspective that is full.  

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.  

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