Poem | The “Regina Caeli”

The Virgin (Ruiz Anglada / Wikimedia Commons)

 

             Alleluia—
minimalist, elegant,
            as though a second

            Gabriel addresses
the Queen of Heaven, to say:
            Alleluia—

            (almost by-the-way)
The created space-time dust
            (just matter-of-fact),

            matter of glory
now, full Grace, flesh did happen
            God. Rejoice, be glad,

            Alleluia—
He is risen as he said,
            Alleluia

Published in the July 5, 2019 issue: 
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Judy Little is Professor Emeritus at Southern Illinois University. Her publications include Comedy and the Woman Writer (University of Nebraska Press, 1983) and The Experimental Self (Southern Illinois University Press, 1996). Her poetry has appeared in Vallum, Beloit Poetry Journal, Prairie Schooner, America, and the Anglican Theological Review.

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