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AVE MARIA GRATIA PLENA, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Was this his coming! I had hoped to see
Last Line: And over both with outstretched wings the dove.
Alternate Author Name(s): Finga, O'flahertie Wills
Subject(s): Bible; Jesus Christ; Mary. Mother Of Jesus; Religion; Women In The Bible; Virgin Mary; Theology


WAS this His coming! I had hoped to see
A scene of wondrous glory, as was told
Of some great God who in a rain of gold
Broke open bars and fell on Danae:
Or a dread vision as when Semele
Sickening for love and unappeased desire
Prayed to see God's clear body, and the fire
Caught her white limbs and slew her utterly:
With such glad dreams I sought this holy place,
And now with wondering eyes and heart I stand
Before this supreme mystery of Love:
A kneeling girl with passionless pale face,
An angel with a lily in his hand,
And over both with outstretched wings the Dove.





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