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First Line: This master-stroke that deals with the divine
Last Line: Back to the mother-lap, the mother-love.
Subject(s): Crucifixion; Future; Jesus Christ; Love; Mothers; Jesus Christ - Crucifixion


THIS master-stroke that deals with the divine
Is richly human: thoughts of pomp and praise
Merge into tender pity; the benign
Face of the woman only speaks of days

When, as a little lad, the Christ would cling
Unto her garment's hem, and she would bend
To help him, or would haply bide to sing
Some homespun croon that might his sorrow mend.

Man-grown, she saw Him crucified, and now,
His broken body from the fearful tree
Cherishing in her arms, with eye and brow
That broods the past, she scarcely seems to see

The future with its glory; you but feel
That she is blest all other dames above,
Because her own small son at last may steal
Back to the mother-lap, the mother-love.





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