Eve's Legacy

 

 

  
 
 
 A Poem for Holy Saturday, and Our Lady of Sorrows, upon Eve redeemed...and the new configuration of family in Christ... 

 

 

So it was all for this

Stark skies

Empty world

clinging taste of gall

 

The wedding drained of wine

Paralysis

and Lazarus

a mortal after all

 

Woman, behold your son

he said

Oh! piercing!

sword of Simeon's sight

 

How shall I contain it?

How beget

the cradled babe

again from heaven's height?

 

Empyreal Love is scorned

and mocked

stripped, whipped,

and nailed to Paradox

 

He is gone, he's nowhere

Now here?

Can Gates

of Heaven burst their locks?

 

Yet...something stirs, some germ

of Life

God broods

I feel new quickening

 

John leads me home. My son!

His word's

Revelation

where souls are sickening

 

 

 

 

 

 

From JERICHO ROSE, Songs from the Wilderness (collection in preparation).