Lady of Sorrows

Panteon Municipal
Panteon Municipal (Municipal Cemetery), San Andrés Cholula, México

Lady of Sorrows,
how could you not feel our pain,
having lost your Son?

Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on December 8, 2012, in A Virgin a Day, Cholula, Haiku Heights, Mexico, Puebla, Recuerda Mi Corazon, senryu, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Straight Out of the Camera Sunday. Bookmark the permalink. 35 Comments.

  1. The question format is creatively done ~

  2. She absorbs it all, I think.

  3. Hi Maam MT!
    A perfect shot for my heart today.

    TY lots for sharing. It makes my heart ease seeing a Mother of Love.


  4. The virgin knows sorrow…and truly understands the pain of life in a more profound way than many of us ever will. She looks so pure in white, and we know the virgin was…

  5. oh! that is very touching, the picture and haiku are awesome!

  6. It’s a beautiful Mary and yes she does know pain. Very nice.

  7. Awesome haiku to go with that image. Truth.

  8. I’ll try to leave a comment, but for some reason I have to keep signing in to wordpress and it still won’t take a comment. Of course this statue is just awesome and your Haiku spot on. I know the pain. Thank you. Happy Mary Day to you.

  9. I think that is why the little child floats her above like a balloon rather than a burden. She carries our prayers beyond the grave along wit her own.

  10. Love how you effortlessly turn meaningful thoughts into haiku.

  11. I second Gemma’s comment. Every day I am enthralled with how your haikus are so apt.

  12. This heart-sorrow, it weaves through us all… thank you for your words, here and in witnessing mine… magicalmysticalteacher… you touch us with such beauty…

  13. lovely post for shadow shot Sunday mmt!!

  14. Heartfelt and beautiful……….

  15. Indeed.

    so much expected
    of one young and innocent
    oh! exalted one

  16. Beautiful post, MMT. I also love your Haiku, as others before have said.

  17. Talk about a staggering commission our Mother was asked to do. Your words say it all.

  18. Yes, what I love about altars and shrines is that they keep on honoring the ones we have lost in this physical life. Each year they age with such grace, like the shrine you have featured today.

  19. mary is no stranger to pain. i turn to her strength when i feel mine waning.

  20. I went with the ‘Pieta’ theme too…the ultimate pain – losing a child

  21. Oh that human condition called heartbreak…
    do they have it where the angel’s sing?

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Nope. Revelation 21:4 says: “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” It’s about the only thing I understand—and hold on to—from that cryptic biblical book!

  22. so infinitely tender and powerful

  23. I love the memorial, and the haiku, I guess there is a reason they call her the Lady of Sorrows

  24. She does know. Which is why we turn to her for succour from our own sorrows.

  25. Sometimes I forget that there won’t be any pain after this world is made new. I’m happy to be reminded of that verse in Revelation.

  26. Straight from the heart…
    A question difficult to answer

  27. The Lady of Sorrows appropriately extended in your haiku, MMT!. A question cleverly constructed!


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