Friday, December 30, 2016

Poem: “If you want …” by John of the Cross

If you want,
the Virgin will come walking down the road
pregnant with the holy,
and say, “I need shelter for the night.
Please take me into your heart, my time is so close.”

Then, under the roof of your soul,
you will witness the sublime intimacy, the divine, the Christ,
taking birth forever, as she grasps your hand for help;
for each of us is the midwife of God, each of us.

Yet there, under the dome of your being,
does creation come into existence eternally, through your womb,
dear pilgrim – the sacred womb of your soul,
as God grasps our arms for help;
for each of us is His beloved servant never far.

If you want, the Virgin will come walking down the street
pregnant with Light and sing …
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