Q: Are there any poems dealing with heart-to-heart conversations between Mother
Mary and other mothers?
There exist a number of poems dealing with heart-to-heart
conversations between Mother Mary and other mothers, especially about
shared suffering and death.
Or, think of "Three Mothers Behold Three Crosses" (by Mary Adrienne
In "Mothers' Sorrows" Mary consoles a mother whose Son has left "to
serve in a cruel war":
There is the son who compares his mother to Mary:
My mother must have measured Mary's mind
In "A Mother's Prayer to Mary," the poet (Frederik M. Lynk) deals with
poverty: "I do not ask for silver or gold ... says the mother ... Pray, send me
food for my dear household."
There is also that rather strange and moving complaint of Judas'
Mother to Mary (Liam Brophy, "The Mother of Judas to Mary," in Novena
Better my body had never borne
and ends with the stanza:
His crimes still mock and crucify
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