A Rosary from Jasna Gora

A ROSARY FROM JASNA GORA

By Lawrence Hall

Word count: 102

Rating: G

Summary: A poetic description of a wooden rosary.

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Image credit: St. Luke

For, as always, Our Lady of Czestochowa

and for Kirk Briggs

 

A little string of wooden gift shop beads

Each bead a hymn along the pilgrimage

From Nazareth to Bethlehem to—to us

Praying again the Angel’s greeting-song

A hymn of the universe sung and told

And written* by Saint Luke upon a board

From the Table where all have come to share

Both feast and Feast, until the world shall end

 

O Lady of the Mountain Bright, please bless

Us through these humble wooden gift shop beads

 

*In Orthodoxy an ikon is said to be written

 

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