|Love Feast in a Fresco of a banquet at a tomb in the Catacomb|
of Saints Marcellinus and Peter, Via Labicana, Rome.
Example me Love, I don’t know
it or its eager openness.
You say Dog, but do dogs know love
unconditional and godly?
Dogs banquet on all things alike
and are loyal to very few.
Unlike a Madonna, a man-
god mother drawn in opposition.
To What Is, as if anyone dared
be as vulnerable as that.
And survive. But perhaps Love is
Or in-worldly, sub-earth, central
as in the wishful heart of us?
Such purity we imagine
can both exist and care for us?
Say Yes to Holy Trinity
you advise, Heart, mind and body.
Example me picking up frag-
ments and forming the love cup.
Joining together to pass it
around and watch Love overflow.
Posted for Poets United Poetry Pantry #212
after reading Richard Rohr's Daily Medication
Copyright © 2014 S.L.Chast