Mary you are covered with roses

thorns and rosesI am attempting to keep to a commitment to post a message here at least once a week. Unfortunately due to some very problematic issues  in connection with some other groups I have kept me occupied. Therefore I really do not have any particularly  new thoughts to contribute now. However sometimes I do run into poems or hymns which should be posted here. One of these is an unconventional poem to Mary which was posted a couple of months ago at the Divine Mother yahoo site. Click at the Divine Mother link to connect with the site.  I think that the poem  is hauntingly beautiful.
The only problem which I have with the poem are with its last two lines,


Mary you're covered in roses, you're covered in ashes
You're covered in rain
You're covered in babies, you're covered in slashes
You're covered in wilderness, you're covered in stains ...
.... Mary you're covered in roses, you're covered in ruin
You're covered in secrets
You're covered in treetops, you're covered in birds
Who can sing a million songs without any words ...
.... Jesus said, Mother I couldn't stay another day longer
Flys right by me and leaves a kiss upon her face.
While the angels are singin' his praises in a blaze of glory
Mary stays behind and starts cleaning up the place ...

Patty Griffin

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