. . .She “knew” the Lord

 

Therefore, a man leaves

his father and his mother

and cleaves to his wife,

becoming one in flesh. Genesis 2:24

 

Like man for wife yearning,

two completed in one,

as love in love burning:

God’s creation plan done.

 

Miryam “knew” no man,

a seed of trust her part,

love of God with passion,

humankind’s hope, the start.

 

… She who “bore” the Lord

 

Before I formed you in the womb

God knew you, and before you

were born I consecrated you. Jeremiah 1:5

 

God knew Mary blessing her,

prophetess in God’s land,

faith like ours yet deeper –

married, without a band.

 

Gentle mother wrapping

life with love in her womb,

something like awaiting

his rebirth from the tomb.

 

… She who is wife unwedded

 

Rejoice, bridal chamber

of seedless marriage

O Rejoice bride unwedded. Akathistos Hymn, Fourth Stasis

 

Rejoice for little things

wife-mothers do all day.

In marriage, life she brings,

One among us to stay.

 

Theos, God offers love:

Deus, New Creation …

joins mother in one-ness

with Presence, poesis.

Mary, mother of life,

the theopoiesis,

Mary, wife and mother,
Deo in excelsis
!

 

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