Friday, December 20, 2013

December 21

"Madonna and Child" by Wee Three, 2009

The Heart-in-Waiting
poem by Kevin Crossely-Holland,
music composed by Bob Chilcott,
and performed by The NFM Wroclaw Philharmonic Choir 

Jesus walked through whispering wood: 
‘I am pale blossom, I am blood berry, 
I am rough bark, I am sharp thorn. 
This is the place where you will be born.’ 

 Jesus went down to the skirl of the sea: 
‘I am long reach, I am fierce comber, 
I am keen saltspray, I am spring tide.’ 
He pushed the cup of the sea aside

 And heard the sky which breathed-and-blew: 
‘I am the firmament, I am shape-changer, 
I cradle and carry and kiss and roar, 
I am infinite roof and floor.’ 

 All day he walked, he walked all night, 
Then Jesus came to the heart at dawn. 
‘Here and now,’ said the heart-in-waiting, 
‘This is the place where you must be born.’ 

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