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I think I have shared this poem every Advent for the past few years, but it's so lovely I can never resist it.
by Thomas Merton
Charm with your stainlessness these winter nights,
Skies, and be perfect! Fly, vivider in the fiery dark, you quiet meteors,
You moon, be slow to go down,
This is your full!
The four white roads make off in silence
Towards the four parts of the starry universe.
Time falls like manna at the corners of the wintry earth.
We have become more humble than the rocks,
More wakeful than the patient hills.
(Read the whole poem here.)
More of Merton's Marian Poetry can be found here, at the University of Dayton. Their page on Mary is here.
The Poetry Friday round up is at Booktalking.