Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The rosary of wood


In the silence of the night,
a Woman appeared.

Through a pore on the roof,
She entered.

As if being beamed out from above.

Without the brightness of Her glory,
She came simply.

Almost the whiteness of Her garment,
Her deep blue cloak hid.

Never She spoke, but a message She had.

Never Her face was lit that I saw,
but on the things Her hands were holding I was all eyes - rosaries of two!

On her right palm was laid a rosary of wood: on the other, a rosary of gold.

In a manner so gently, with hands open, She presented both to me;
and, slowly, put forward Her right hand
with the wooden rosary.

Then, through which She came in,
She left.

Of the two,
She was "saying" to choose the rosary of wood.

Of simplicity in life despite Wealth.

Of obscurity despite Fame.

For not for our own whim but for His Own Will
that wealth and fame

be spent.

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Jo Ann said...

Oh my gosh! What a "gift" God has given to you! The poem you wrote, is so beautiful, as is all your other poems too!
Thank you for sending this to me!

Narissa said...

Gio, this is truly a gift and grace from our Blessed Mother Mary. I heard a Priest in Bosnia speak of this put away your fancy rosary and hold on to the simple is not about beauty but of prayer...wonderful God Bless You and may Mother Mary's graces continue to flow through you!!

Gio C. Tijano said...

Thanks, Jo Ann. Thanks, Narissa. I give back all the glory to God. What you both have just said sent a shiver through my spine!!! Thank you to you, both.

Laura said...

Did that really happen to you?

Gio C. Tijano said...

Yes, it did happen. The Blessed Mother appeared to me in my dream.