Eleousa (Wood panel)

Truth of Love

infant Christ searched her eyes
smile erupting with dimple and all
charming his mother’s gaze
like all sons steal the waiting heart
squirming for a sudden hug
small kiss upon his head
honest sweetness captured
wrapped in tenderness
He flirts innocently for care
Cosmic Creator hiding as a child
searching for real embrace
– affection unadulterated
by needy intentions …
a snuggle for covenant
by an Almighty One
creating woman in likeness of a babe
Who loves and is Love
upon her breast and in the warmth
of a human hold
and on a night long ago
and cold
No wonder we seek true love:
made to seek and give
like the One

by Virginia M. Kimball, November 2009

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