Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Crowning of Mary and of Us

May is the time
of May Crownings
and First Communions,
of blossoms
and of light,
bringing forth the delicious awareness
of the exceptional distinction
of being young,
and female,
and Catholic.

Lace and tulle bedecked,
with veils and crowns,
we share our unique significance
with the Mother of God!

With her we come forward
to receive Our Lord--
our innocent "yes"
facilitating the union--

God alive
in us.

The feelings fade
over time
but come back
in waves

like labor,

giving birth
to a long forgotten longing

and in dreams
that visit
when day time defenses
are asleep,

and call us back
to live

our ancient, created value.


TACParent said...

Two lines really hit me. One: to a long forgotten longing. Two: when daytime defenses are asleep. I could write and write about those two lines alone. Nicely done. It captures your memory well.

Linda S. Socha said...

I was taken by those same two a long forgotten longing...and when daytime defenses are asleep...Powerful and deeply significant to me

Dymphna said...

Thanks, TAC and Linda! You both must have been reading at the same time! Its interesting that you both focused on those same 2 lines. Thanks for reading!

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