If you want, the Virgin will come walking down the road
pregnant with the holy and say,
“ I need shelter for the night,
please take me inside your heart, my time is so close.”
Then, under the roof of your soul,
you will witness the sublime intimacy,
the divine, the Christ, taking birth forever,
as she grasps your hand for help,
for each of us is the midwife of God, each of us.
Yes there, under the dome of our being
does creation come into existence eternally,
through your womb, dear pilgrim
– the sacred womb of your soul,
as God grasps our arms for help:
for each of us is his beloved servant, never far.
If you want, the Virgin will come
walking down the street
pregnant with Light and sing.
(by St John of the Cross 1542-1592 whose feastday is Dec 14th.
He was a Carmelite, a man of prayer an outstanding poet and a spiritual writer )