Every Christian Mother

 

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every christian mother
watches God
in her firstborn
come
into the world
and with amazed
shocked
wonder
knows that the mystery
of Love
eludes the handling of the mind
and resembles more
young squirrels
chasing each other
on either side of a tree
than the crashes of thunder
that wake us at midnight
to Wagnerian lightning

 

© Ralph Wright, O.S.B.
October, 2002

DAVID ILLIG