Saturday, 31 May 2014

Visitation's Giggles: On the Feast of the Visitation

Concerning the visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary to St. Elizabeth, as she bore the
Word Incarnate in Her most blessed womb.

 Up hill country of Judea,
Climbs pregnant Virgin Mother;
With little Word inside Her womb,
And Joseph virgin father.

As living dawn walks up that hill,
Coo She does as greeting dove.
Dear Elizabeth laid resting,
Until Virgin’s knock of love;

At which the child inside her womb
Leapt with joy like gay gazelle!
As Elizabeth and Mary
Met; they laughed beyond all tell.

Meanwhile as mother’s laughed, small babes
Sent forth waves of giggles;
Sending the Saviour’s waters to
All people as saving tickles.

On the Feast of the Visitation, 30th May 2014

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