Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

On this feast of the Incarnation, may you, your friends and family know ever more deeply the presence of our loving God in your lives.

A friend and great poet, Tim McLaughlin, recently sent me a wonderful poem cycle, "Pinecone Trinity", about the Holy Family. I can't think of a better day to share it!

Have a very Merry Christmas.


Pinecone Trinity 
Wild Genesis
In this vast wilderness,
a forest of evergreens,
pine limbs fresh in cone.
Those standing fill with pollen,
those hanging ripen for seed.

Lady Pinecone
The lady pinecone
does not fear immaculate
conception brought in
on the wind. Her blessedness
and awareness never divide.

Winged Seed
The pregnant pinecone
prays silently on the branch.
Winged, her savior son
will fly and fall and burst –
into a thousand gleaming roots.
              Tim McLaughlin 

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