Annunciation, March 25, 2018
Diptych prints, Christmas gifts, hang on my wall
More than twenty five years: Angel, Virgin,
Freezing in time one crucial moment in time.
Sceptre shown, Scroll seal broken, words spoken
‘Ave Maria, greetings, full of grace’,
Wings set for flight, Gabriel’s heard her reply.
Hand gesturing ‘how?’, head bent in acquiescence
Lips pursed after her ‘secundum verbum tuum’
‘Let it be done according to your word,
Mary waits; the Holy Spirit’s already set
To quicken her womb with the Light of Life
And to alter utterly her life and all life.
Mary’s words reverberate this moment
And will until the end of all moments.