The World Held in Your Hands

THE WORLD HELD IN YOUR HANDS

By Lawrence Hall

Word count: 93

Rating: G

Summary: A poetic description of the Rosary.

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Image credit: http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/prayers-and-devotions/rosaries/how-to-pray-the-rosary.cfm

A little bead between your fingers slips

And then another, and another yet

Linked with a bit of cord, in corde✽ linked

Like planets all in rhythm with their sun

Each bead is our created world in small:

Each ocean a baptism, each island a hope

Each wind a prophecy whispering to

An exiled people waiting for the dawn

And for your fiat mihi† to that Light

A little bead between your fingers waits

In corde – “in the heart,” from “In corde Iesu,” In the heart of Jesus”

St. Luke 1:38

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