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James S. Torrens, S.J.December 20, 2010

She’s absorbed in the gift she holds,
this infant sign.

She wears the trace of a smile,
as innocence will do.

“Look at him,” she is thinking.
It is a mother’s “Ecce homo.”

Does she dream of his future weight
when she upholds him?

The infant lingers in bliss,
with eyelids closed.

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10 years 11 months ago
"Madonna" is lovely, but if I may suggest incomplete. After reading it, the first thought that came to mind was "where's the rest of it?" Jesuit Poet Torrens, how about filling it out?
James Caruso
10 years 11 months ago
Thank you for this. Inspiring. Transports a person instantly to that imagined particle of priceless time that most surely must have been.
10 years 11 months ago
It's so beautiful!  And so sweet and tender.   Thank you so very much, Fr. Torrens.
Louis Templeman
10 years 11 months ago
I am impressed.  It is beautiful snapshot. I feel like I got to sneak a peek at a very private moment.  Thanks, Fr. Jim
John Kiely
10 years 11 months ago
Lovely, Jim.  In the face of such wonderful mystery, you caught the moment.  Merry Christmas.   John

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