Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Theotokos: A Rose

A small rose both bloom and bud –
never broken, never wilting, forever spotless.
She is the favored flower of Grace’s own making.

In purity, she was planted
to bear Jesse’s shoot,
to undo what has been done,
to bring forth Salvation’s scent
from the Fruit she first bore.

Before He planted His pied patch,
She was picked out and preferred,
by the fruits of her Fruit.

By the Gardner’s hand, she was kept pure:
ready to seek the Gardner’s plan
and with magnifying grace
she was both bloom and bud.

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