Saturday, August 17, 2013

At Times

May this oblation, our tribute of homage,
rise up to you, O Lord,
and, through the intercession of the most Blessed Virgin Mary,
whom you assumed into heaven,
may our hearts, aflame with the fire of love,
constantly long for you.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
                                                   The Word Among Us Prayer

                                   I know that at times the hooves of sorrow
                                   sound along the edge
                                   of my day

                                   next to this red-bright joy
                                   running full out,
                                   like a flash of fox 
                                   the greening hill.

                                   I know that at times even the stars in the darkest
                                   sky will be menacing
                                   and shifting 
                                   in their
                                   immeasurable convincing                         
                                   of our insignificance,

                                   yet, glinting the cosmos 
                                   woven by God,
                                   who came, at incomprehensible cost,
                                   to call us

                                   I know that at times this scant soul
                                   aches with fatigue
                                   and loss,
                                   turning away, 

                                   becoming a blue shadow
                                   beneath the feet 
                                   of our Blessed Mother,
                                   who reaches down, gently lifting me
                                   like a frail child
                                   onto Her lap 
                                   of blinding

                                   into her heart,
                                   sacred and 


  1. The Blessed Mother, so worthy of a tribute. This is wonderful!

  2. This is a beautiful piece, Cynthia. So wonderful that inspiration and comfort can be found.

  3. Thank you Anne and Amy....Our Mother is amazing and incomprehensible!! God Bless...

  4. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing this with us "O Most Sacred Heart"! I hope you will participate in the link-up next month as well!

    1. Thank you Ryan M. I will certainly try!! God Bless...