The Face of Heaven

IMG_9469August 6/19, 2016
Feast of the Transfiguration
of Our Lord, God & Savior,
Jesus Christ

Surrounded by darkness
In cozy contentment
A child grows inside
In mysterious confinement

Growing mouth, growing eyes
Growing nose, what surprise!
In a world without windows
What need of such supplies?

But the sweet voice of mother
Bursts clouds of unknowing
As the intimate ocean
Shrinks to a mere farthing

Growing desire
To see birth-giver’s face
Perseveres through the labor
To the moment of grace

Open mouth, open eyes
Open nose, breath arise
Transfigures the sound
Of the mother to life.

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