From the lilac heather, through the morning fog,
the wind pulls threads from the Holy Mother's shawl
and wraps them around the trees and branches,
protecting the autumn seeds.

Wanda Milaszewska, Matka Boska Siewna 

The Mother and Child are cheek to cheek, as the spider web-like veil of the Madonna is wrapped around the Holy Babe to keep Him warm. Although it is a cold morning, the Holy Mother fulfills her duty of going out to bless the planting of the winter wheat. In Poland, there is an autumn feast called Matka Boska Siewna that celebrates Mary's solicitude for the autumn planting.

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