Assumpta Maria by Francis Thompson (b. 1859- d. 1907): Mortals, that behold a Woman, Rising ‘twixt the Moon and Sun; Who am I the heavens assume? an All am I, and I am one. Multitudinous ascend I, Dreadful as a battle arrayed, For I bear you whither tend I; Ye are I: be undismayed! I, the Ark that for the…
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Francis Thompson on the Passion of Mary
The following poem is The Passion of Mary by the Catholic poet Francis Thompson (b. 1859- d. 1907). I am posting it for today’s commemoration of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary: VERSES IN PASSION-TIDE O LADY Mary, thy bright crown Is no mere crown of majesty; For with the reflex of His own Resplendent thorns Christ circled…