We are beloved companions on a mystic journey, sharing our solitude and holding the world in the divine prayer of love.

"Place your mind before the mirror of eternity! Place your soul in the brilliance of glory. Place your heart in the figure of the divine substance. And transform your whole being into the image of the Godhead Itself through contemplation."
- from St. Clare's third letter to Blessed Agnes of Prague.

Friday, April 18, 2014

2:30 PM on Good Friday

On Good Friday afternoon I crocheted a shawl
During the dying, and listened
To the rasping breaths
Of a labor duplicated around the world
Everywhere. But here
At the epicenter of all being
Echoed every death from time’s beginning
To the end, the expansion
And contraction of these lungs,
Alpha and Omega of the pulsing
I twisted the yarn around the hook
And pulled the long strand through the loop
Hoping through all of this, at least
To end up with a shawl
That might provide some bit
Of comfort in the chill
Of that death which would
(Who could doubt it now?)

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