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2017-12-03 Is Jesus God’s Only Son?
2017-11-19 What Is The Sound of the Lord’s Prayer?
2017-11-05 The Demythologized Life Is Not Worth Living
2017-10-29 From Source to Soul to Ego and Back
2017-10-22 Bodhi’s Baptism – What Is a Sacrament?
2017-10-01 The Factors that Fashion the Future

Musings

Moonbow Maiden

2017 – 07

I

Moonbow Maiden - Musings: 2017 - Volume 7; by Fr. Sean O'Laoire, PhD

Little sister
mimicking your older brother.
Pale, petite waif
tiny and tentative,
shyly taking two weeks
to show your full face;
and two weeks more
to turn self-deprecatingly away.

 

II

Moonbow Maiden - Musings: 2017 - Volume 7; by Fr. Sean O'Laoire, PhD

Waxing and waning
you follow his footsteps,
from East to West.
When you journey by day,
almost nobody notices.
By night, when your brother has retired,
you glow,
quenching the lesser stars.

 

III

Moonbow Maiden - Musings: 2017 - Volume 7; by Fr. Sean O'Laoire, PhD

He creates rainbows regularly,
seven-colored arcs,
sometimes, even, concentric, seven-colored arcs.
You’ve been taking lessons, haven’t you?
Tonight, you outdid yourself!
Tonight, you arose full-faced,
in the blue-black Eastern sky,
at precisely 6:00 pm.

 

IV

Moonbow Maiden - Musings: 2017 - Volume 7; by Fr. Sean O'Laoire, PhD

Across the heaven,
the sky was clouded,
and it was gently raining.
Sensitive micro-droplets of mystic mist.
You dipped your brush
into your own creamy soul
and drew a perfect arc
in the Western sky.

 

V

Moonbow Maiden - Musings: 2017 - Volume 7; by Fr. Sean O'Laoire, PhD

Your monochromatic strokes
were etched enigmatically
on the canvas recently vacated
by your brother.
It took my breath away.
I stood in the forest
face uplifted to the gently-falling rain
and fell in love with you.

 

VI

Moonbow Maiden - Musings: 2017 - Volume 7; by Fr. Sean O'Laoire, PhD

I have a secret name for you.
Lovers must always have secret names.
For how could I use
a vulgarization,
a commonality,
a telephone directory
to whisper the verbalized essence
of my beloved.

 

VII

Moonbow Maiden - Musings: 2017 - Volume 7; by Fr. Sean O'Laoire, PhD

Hail, to you Moonbow Maiden!

 

Namasté!

Seán
Tír na nÓg

Fr. Seán ÓLaoire, PhD

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