Magpie 31 – Our Lady Of Sheer Mystery

hurry down
join heaven 
and earth

make the ordinary
sacred, luminous
in dusk born shadow


i do see
her head
in fervent prayer

sorrowful cross
on her back
glorious world
at her hem 

a miraculous apparition
trusted, believed

i do not lean
unto my own understanding

i can
only joyfully hope
with all of
my heart.

Rene ~ 2010

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44 thoughts on “Magpie 31 – Our Lady Of Sheer Mystery

  1. I absolutely love that picture. I thought I was looking at the reflection of a cathedral at first. I love the poem as well. On another note, thanks so much for your definition of "nalloo" for Captcha Balderdash. It made me laugh out loud! I love creative people. πŸ™‚

  2. "Man would rather invent the miraculous, than investigate the ordinary (and discover the miraculous within)." – Michael MoorcockMany thanks to you for investigating the ordinary, and discovering.Peace,IG

  3. Thank you all for reading and commenting on my first ever Magpie…I really enjoyed writing this but not half as much as I am enjoying reading every elses submissions. They are truly spectacular. What an honor! I don't know why on earth I did not join Magie Tales sooner.Rene

  4. I loved "sorrowful cross/ on her back/ glorious world/ at her hem". It reminds me of the ending of the Gerard Manley Hopkins poem "God's Grandeur": "Because the Holy Ghost over the bent world broods with warm breast and ah! bright wings".I loved this.

  5. Love your honest and open bio Rene. And i really loved this poem. As an ex catholic it speaks to me of the sacred and the reverent and the hopeful. It also made me smile a little at a soft undercurrent of , well, irreverence.

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