Monday, December 12, 2011

"And the moon under her feet"

One giant leap for mankind.

The Virgin (William Wordsworth)

Mother! whose virgin bosom was uncrost
With the least shade of thought to sin allied;
Woman! above all women glorified,
Our tainted nature's solitary boast;
Purer than foam on central ocean tost;
Brighter than eastern skies at daybreak strewn
With fancied roses, than the unblemished moon
Before her wane begins on heaven's blue coast;
Thy Image falls to earth. Yet some, I ween,
Not unforgiven the suppliant knee might bend,
As to a visible Power, in which did blend
All that was mixed and reconciled in Thee
Of mother's love with maiden purity,
Of high with low, celestial with terrene!

1 comment:


    This is from a morning story about the start of the Feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe. It was at the Cathedral Sanctuario de Guadelupe.

    Jonathan Carpenter