2 July 2006

The Virgin of Tenderness

By Nilora

I am sitting here
In front of the fireplace
In front of the Icon of the Virgin of Vladimir
In front of our Lady of Tenderness

I am sitting here
In my small hermitage of life
In the middle of the beautiful darkness of night
In the middle of the lovely sound of pouring rain

Here I am with you, mother
In the middle of your womb
In the middle of your love

Can I escape from you, Mother?
Can I run away from you, Love?
Can I hide from you, Tenderness?

Here I am
I am sitting here
I am sleeping here
In your lap of peace
In your heart of love


(Nilora, St. Aidan's Monastery, Ferns, 24/01/03)

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