photo NMAtochaSacredHeart_zpsb5af60f5.jpg
Chapel of Santo Niño de Atocha, Chimayo, New Mexico

sorrowing mother—
a bright aurora of grief
stains the northern sky
~~ ~~ ~~
What can blunt the grief
of mothers losing their sons
to ravenous graves?
~~ ~~ ~~
Grappling with her grief,
her world spins out of control—
perhaps she is drunk.
~~ ~~ ~~
mother of the dead
lethargic in her sorrow
morning bread unbaked

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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More Twelve Days of Mary at Recuerda Mi Corazon: Day 10

Posted on December 10, 2014, in 5-7-5, Carpe Diem, New Mexico, Recuerda Mi Corazon, Three Word Wednesday, Twelve Days of Mary and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.

  1. Mothers be all in earnest trying to keep semblance of order! Wonderful lines MMT!


  2. The emptiness groans and rattles through this piece Magical…i can only imagine how terrible the loss..

  3. These are hauntingly beautiful, especially the first. The image is so perfectly sorrowful.

  4. This looks like such a lovely place, the Children’s Chapel…

  5. so so powerful! may hope redeem!

  6. these are beautiful and you can almost feel the mother’s grief

  7. Another deeply moving image from Chimayo. The swords piercing her heart actually bring momentary pain to my own heart. I have to go read your profile again. I’ve forgotten where you live but I know it must be in the Southwest.

  8. stunning, overwhelming in its simplicity, your words wrench the soul

  9. Powerful and beautiful tribute to grieving mothers. Love the first one and how you took a very different view of norther lights prompt.

  10. Very emotional take on Northern Lights mmt … thank you for sharing this wonderful series …

  11. A splendid story told.. very well told.

  12. Beautiful image from Chimayo. I will be visiting there this week and will look for this Mother of Sorrows. Your poem is so poignant. Thank you for sharing both.

  13. hauntingly beautiful…each offering cuts straight to the soul.

  14. Simeon had prophesied to Mary, “And a sword will pierce your own soul too.” Heart rending imagery here, Teacher.

  15. I agree with Lenora.

  16. Oh .. bravo a very poignant take on Northern Lights.

  17. wonderfully composed, powerful lines, really admires your writing style

    Quiet Always

  18. Such powerful lines. I particularly loved the ‘Ravenous graves’. Wonderful!

  19. The first and last are my favorites. Wonderful writing.

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