Daily Archives: May 3, 2016

Sonnet of Motherhood XI  – Zora Bernice May Cross

A miracle of miracles is here. Take off your shoes. This place is holy ground. No man-child ours like that the shepherd found By dreaming Mary when the Star burned clear. Our God has given us a woman, dear, With … Continue reading

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Sonnet  of Motherhood XIV – Zora Bernice May Cross 

Dearest, your mother feels (though dead) this birth— Laughs at the fire within your shining eyes— Your eyes, yet mine, wherein such glory lies Never before beheld upon the earth. She scents the fragrance of the lily-mirth Lilting this body … Continue reading

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Sonnet of Motherhood XXIV – Zora Bernice May Cross 

How many holy women mothered me And brought me to perfection for this hour, When from my being all the living power Of sweetest woman should at last flow free? Aeons on Aeons on a loving knee Some woman rocked … Continue reading

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Sonnet of Motherhood XXIX – Zora Bernice May Cross 

How strangely lone unto myself I grow, Listening and looking for I know not what; Turning my head with terror cold and hot At wandering whispers of a music low! Familiar pieces of my being flow Far, far away, to … Continue reading

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