Pauca Verba is Latin for A Few Words.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Mother of God With A Blanket of Pomegranates




Wrapping your Son
in a blanket of pomegranates,
O Lady,
life-promise in our aridity,
love's wound,
the breaking open, 
the disbursement
of heaven's gifts in us,
display of love.

O Christ our God,
descending to the underworld
of minds and
crying out:
Lustration
is in my 
tears and blood ~
the purification 
of hatred's
sins.

2 comments:

  1. Exquisite. Both the prayer and the painting. Can you tell us a little more about the Blanket of Pomegranates portrait? Also, do you know the author of these verses?

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  2. I"m the author of the poem-prayer. I THINK the image is Lithuanian. Isn't it lovely. Jesus wears a little bracelet and ring. When I was a young boy my newborn brothers and sisters were sent home with a little bracelet of beads spelling out their names. This is a royal baby and a royal mother. The persons depicted in icons always make eye contact with the viewer - us. Isn't that wonderful! Pomegranates are symbols of the Resurrection. Already we are being gotten ready for Easter! Thanks for watching these posts.

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