Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Madonna Of All Stillness, 1

Madonna of all stillness.

Madonna of intransigent peace-

all the roads of light will

meet in you.

there is no circumference of tears, of

banished snows, of poetry
in flight-

there is no end to searching for


since no altar on earth is free
from mothlike devotion:

guard the candle of my soul-

mary angela douglas 5 april 2001