Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Our Apple

I will put enmity between you
     and the woman,
and between your offspring and hers;
He will strike at your head,
     while you strike at his heel.  
                                                      Genesis 3:15

It is a simple apple,
worn smooth, 
irregular prominences:
 red-glowing skull
in my hand.

Yet, from the first offering
and grasping our own dingy gods,
we have been falling 
through the blight of black time
and suffering;

we have been inflicting and multiplying
our fullness of pride,
slipping off the robes 
of light,
for how many revolving nights?

Our eons waiting, listening 
for the crackling, fearsome stepping 
of our blazing Mother
through the deep rooms 
of our vast decay,

her foot of flames 
raised and poised  
above all the dark-
head of evil.


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Nancy!! Our Mother is a fierce and loving gift from God! God Bless

  2. Cynthia, your relationship with Mary grows! This piece is somehow invigorating. The last two stanza are great - "for the crackling, fearsome stepping/of our blazing Mother" - !! Wow. I wonder where it came from... You are obviously open to the Spirit -- Many blessings!

    1. Mary has been with me in ways this year that have astounded me; deep, powerful love. And I am only just beginning really to grow into her rosary as a convert. She truly is above the angels and the formidable Queen of heaven!!! Thanks for your gracious comments and the thought that goes into them..God Bless you...Mother Mary keep close...

    2. Love it...especially the last two stanzas. So powerful, even exciting as She approaches. Makes me want to listen for Her.... Let's run beneath her mantle! Blessings always, dear Cynthia!

    3. Thank you Patricia! Ahh "Let's run beneath her mantle"...I love this. She is so loving and so fierce. May we all "listen for her." God Bless you always dear friend!!! Praying for you and your family...

    4. So powerful! Makes me stand up and take notice! We fly unto thee, O Holy Mother of God!

    5. Thanks you Anne!! She is amazing!! God Bless....