Mary

Mary, haloed
in sweat,

groaning in labor,
your cry

mingling with
the songs of angels,

giving life
with your body—

Mary, nursing
that baby,

your dreams mingling
with those of the prophets,

giving life
with your body—

Mary, you give birth to the Word
without speaking:

“This is my body,
given for you.”

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Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light
www.unfoldinglight.net