The Presentation of the Child Mary

By Grace Andreacchi - London, United Kingdom - 8 June 2014



How small she mounted those great steps

looking neither left nor right

nor back at us


Let others marvel

I knew what she was --

God's child, not ours

and what He gives He

can also take

as quick as breath


So she ran in her blue dress

on light feet away from us

clear eyes fixed on

His implacable gift.