Friday, April 22, 2011

Anonymous Poem

Mary the Dawn, Christ the perfect Day:
Mary the Gate, Christ the heavenly Way.

Mary the Root, Christ the mystic Vine:
Mary the Grape, Christ the sacred Wine.

Mary the Corn-sheaf, Christ the living Bread:
Mary the Rose-tree, Christ the Rose blood-red.

Mary the Fount, Christ the cleansing Flood:
Mary the Chalice, Christ the saving Blood.

Mary the Temple, Christ the temple's Lord:
Mary the  Shrine, Christ it's God adored.

Mary the Beacon, Christ the Heaven's Rest:
Mary  the Mirror, Christ the Vision blest.

from Mary Queen of Heaven (1997) by Peg Streep

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