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Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Feast in the House of Simon




Feast in the House of Simon, El Greco





I am Mary, I stand weeping at his side.
A quiet soul, a sister for Martha,
I am the one who listens;
I was  never possessed, only labelled
by those who would wish to  keep me secret.
I have foreseen a vision of death so telling that
all I can do is anoint the holy man
in preparation for what is to come.
Aromatic myrhh and myrtle, saffron
and cinnamon, are filling the house of Simon
with their sweet fragrance.
From an alabaster cruse my soft hands
pour oil so gently onto the  parched skin of
my beloved Jesus, a highly precious
oil of muskroot, whose colour of amber
matches my long tresses.
Such is his power, this prophet, healer,
Son of God,  that by divine alchemy,
this act of love (and every other that
may come in any future world of fear)
will change me and all around me into gold.



Cait O’Connor




Another poem for Magpie Tales.  Many more interpretations can be read there, do visit.  

11 comments:

Gail said...

Well done.

Teresa Evangeline said...

Beautiful. Goosebumps as I finished it. Yes, healing is still available always.

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Donetta Sifford said...

I love your blog's layout. This was an amazing response. I love how you describe the scents and color of her anointing His head. Beautiful.

Donetta Sifford said...

I love your blog's layout. This was an amazing response. I love how you describe the scents and color of her anointing His head. Beautiful.

Belva Rae Staples said...

Truly lovely!

Magaly Guerrero said...

Amén.

Sweet, deep, powerful... of the soul.

It is wonderful to feel Mary's emotion's through your voice. To read of her surrender, of her sacrifice, and her pain: mother of a child aimed to suffer and to reign, child of a land that took her voice away.

Beautiful.

Tess Kincaid said...

Beautiful how love can change...

Kutamun said...

And where would the movement have been without her ....

patteran said...

Beautifully composed, Cait. I'm not a believer, but your message of love as redemption transcends faith.

~T~ said...

Absolutely beautiful!