Sunday, December 14, 2014

If You Want

Our Lady (Stacy Wills, 2014)
alcohol ink on tile + sacred altering

If You Want

If you want, the Virgin will come walking down the road
pregnant with the holy, and say,
"I need shelter for the night, please take me inside
your heart, my time is so close."

Then, under the roof of your soul, 
you will witness the sublime intimacy, 
the divine, the Christ taking birth, forever,
as she grasps your hand for help, 
for each of us is the midwife of God,
each of us.

Yes there, under the dome of your being
does creation come into existence eternally,
through your womb, dear pilgrim - the sacred womb
of your soul, as God grasps our arms for help:
for each of us is his beloved servant, never far.

If you want, the Virgin will come walking down the street 
pregnant with Light and sing.

-St. John of the Cross
(translation by Daniel Ladinsky)


  1. Magnificent! Love your creative styling. Just read this John of the Cross piece this morning.

  2. Sublime words matched with a sublime image. Just gorgeous!

  3. So glad to know the poem spoke to you both. I had not read it before until just this week, but when I did, it went right to my heart. May this season and the year ahead be filled with Light and Song.