Here we are on December 1st: the first day of Advent and 24 days till Christmas. If you saw any postings here during Lent, you would have seen some poetry that I found on the educationfor justice.org website. There is a similar collection entitled “Advent Poetry Companion:Poems for Prayer and Pondering. ” I hope they will help you in this time of waiting – while our days grow shorter and the night grows long -while we look longingly for one who will bring us hope. We wait for the Advent – the Coming of the Light.
“In Mary-Darkness” , by Jessica PowersI live my Advent in the womb of MaryAnd on one night when a great star swings freeFrom its high mooring and walks down the skyTo be the dot above the Christus i,I shall be born of her by blessed grace.I wait in Mary-darkness, faith’s walled place,With hope’s expectance of nativity.I knew for long she carried me and fed me,Guarded and loved me, though I could not see,But only now, with inward jubilee,I come upon earth’s most amazing knowledge:Someone is hidden in this dark with me.Source: “In Mary-Darkness” from The Selected Poetry of Jessica Powers, edited by Regina Siegfried, ASC, and Robert F. Morneau. Kansas City, MO: Sheed & Ward, 1989