Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Luci Shaw on the Annunciation

Luci Shaw has visited and re-visited the annunciation and the incarnation in her poems over the years.

I love these final lines from her poem "The Announcement."

The teen head tilted in light, the hand
trembling a little at the throat, the candid
eyes, wide with acquiescence to shame and glory –
“Be it unto me as you have said.”

Trying to still myself in the wonder of this moment. Christmas is almost here.

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