Friday, December 02, 2011

Mary's Poem -- A Poem for This Season of Wonder

When she heard infinity
whispered in her ear, did the flashing
scissors in her fingers gall
to the wooden floor and the spool unravel,
the spider's sly cradle
tremble with love? Imagine

How the dry fields leaned
toward the news and she heard, for a moment,
the households of crickets --
When she answered, all things shifted, the moon
in its river of milk.

And when she wanted to pluck
her heart from her breast, did she remember
a commotion of wings, or the stirring
of dust?

-- Kathleen Wakefield, from Divine Inspiration: The Life of Jesus in World Poetry

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