Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Tender Mother

Holy Mother,
tender you are
as you cradle
your son,

our Way.

As you kiss
his lips,
his breath,

you remain
of God,
of love.

As you have
and given birth
to love,

you invite us into

the intimacy
of Love's embrace,
the joy
of Love's kiss,
the fullness
of Love's breath,

to conceive
of Christ
who is Love.

20 December 2016

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Winter's Solstice

Winter's solstice
descends upon the land
with a deepening
blanket of darkness

marching toward that
point verge
when the earth
and leans again
into the light.

Softening the despair
of the expanding night,
shining stars
appear on trees
outside in gardens,
inside of homes,

as light
breaks the darkness,
as the sun
invites hope into the day,
and the Son
is born into the heart.