Rorate Caeli

The Immortal Temple


Fr. Juan de Anchieta
Doncella Madre de Dios

All things rising, all things sizing        
Mary sees, sympathising
    With that world of good,
    Nature’s motherhood.
Their magnifying of each its kind
With delight calls to mind        
    How she did in her stored
    Magnify the Lord.
This ecstasy all through mothering earth

Tells Mary her mirth till Christ’s birth
    To remember and exultation
    In God who was her salvation.
Fr. Gerard Manley Hopkins

1 comment:

  1. MARY
    OF THE

    Through the Gate O'Morn
    He came
    In a stable born

    Where St. Joseph
    Held her hand
    Both so tired and worn.

    Patient donkey
    Just outside
    Munching on some corn

    Saw the love
    St. Joseph had
    To Mary he was sworn.

    Saw St. Joseph's
    Furrowed brow
    Knowing future scorn

    Saw St. Joseph
    In the now
    Fighting 'gainst forlorn.

    Then the donkey
    Heard with joy
    The herald of a horn

    Angel Gabriel
    Announcing wide
    History's curtain torn!

    Then St. Joseph
    Walking by
    Some fleecy, sheep some shorn

    Behind this wife,
    He'd reach new life
    Through Mary of the Morn.


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