Tonight one of my sons arrives from Washington state for a four-day stay as he is having a corrective eye surgery. I am straightening my art/office room as he likes to use the computer here. So, as I move art pieces in progress, finish a few off, and do some rough sketches of some summer projects, I decided to photograph some of the pieces that are done, or nearly done. Most of my art is made from recycled objects that I find at garage and estate sales, although the Guadalupe statue is from the Dollar Store. This is a prayer box I keep in my bedroom. Everything except the statue I found at weekend sales.
A poem to accompany Our Lady of Guadalupe, perhaps? A quick Google search yielded dozens, but I found a wonderful site at the University of Dayton that has a Marianist Research Institute. It is a wonderful new resource I'll visit often since I am so drawn to Mary and divine feminine image.
Poem for Our Lady of Guadalupe
Dark lady, you smile at me across the mountains
The secret smile of ancient people.
What thoughts do you send me, dark beautiful lady?
Will you someday tell me when I come with great armfuls of roses
Over the mysterious mountains to your feet?
Dear, dark queen will you give me too
Lovely roses in December?
Anne B. Quinn