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THE MILD MADONNA, by            
First Line: The mild madonna has her shrine
Last Line: To bless them every one.
Subject(s): Mary. Mother Of Jesus; Shrines; Women - Bible; Virgin Mary


The mild Madonna has her shrine
Within the gate-tower wall
Where goes the traffic of the town.
She hears their footsteps fall:

The good folk going in to mass;
The patient gray-eared mules
Loaded with beets and cabbages;
The cart of wine that cools

The city's throat; men and a dog;
White oxen hauling hay;
Young girls with baskets filled with grapes;
Fat ducks for market day;

Brown fishers trailing dripping nets;
Old women in the sun --
She lifts her small Bambino up
To bless them every one.





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