Sunday, November 27, 2011

According to Your Word - Monday of the First Week of Advent

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(Is 2:1-5; Mt 8:5-11)

(poem by Jean Burden)

Before you come
old springs flower
in the silence of my earth
and rivers locked for seasons
in my cold
flow with longing
toward the hour.

And this is love, I know:
to wait
composed as stone
while ancient nativities
tremble in my darkness
gathering a violence
of their own.

– poem offered for reflection by Bro. Didacus Wilson, T.O.R.