Polish Poetry
 

 

YEARNING


It was so long ago.
but maybe just yesterday,
when you heard
the angel's words
and by your consent
hastened the fullness of time
for God's revelation
to fulfill the expectation
of generations.

 

It was so long ago.
but maybe just yesterday,
when you went by the inspiration of the Holy Ghost
to visit Elizabeth
singing the Magnificat.


It was so long ago,
but maybe just yesterday,
when in the quiet calm
the listening Cosmos
adored the newborn
GOD-HUMAN in the manger.


It was so long ago,
but maybe just yesterday,
when the words of Simeon
showed you the plan of Salvation
and the shadow of the Cross
shaded a Mother's hope.


It was so long ago,
but maybe just yesterday,
when Your Son
departed from home irrevocably
to give testimony of the Truth
by life and death on the gallows of the Cross
under which you stood. Mother,
suffering quietly.

It was so long ago,
but maybe just yesterday,
when the light of the Resurrection
dried out your tears
and you saw Him go
to the Father
and your joy
became united with Eternity.


Millions of hearts,
yesterday and today - believe
that He took you to Himself
to be the fulfillment of prayers
implored of the Omnipotent.

Janina Woynarowska

 

 


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