Adventia, day 13

Adventia, day 13. The poem is “Incarnation.” The poet is Irene Zimmerman. This poem originally appeared in Incarnation: New and Selected Poems for Spiritual Reflection, © 2004 Irene Zimmerman. Sister Irene Zimmerman, OSF, is a Franciscan nun living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


In careful hands

God held the molten world –

fragile filigree

of unfinished blown glass.

Then Mary’s word: Yes!

rose like a pillar of fire,

and Breath blew creation

into Christed crystal.

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