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Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Flower ~ A Poem by St Theresa of the Child Jesus

Currently, I am unable to verify if St Theresa indeed wrote this poem... 
but it's a lovely poem so I'm going to post it anyway.

She is also known as 'Saint Theresa of the Roses'. 

(verification needed)

The Flower
by Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus
also known as St Thérèse of Lisieux
All the earth with snow is covered,
Everywhere the white frosts reign;
Winter and his gloomy courtiers
Hold their court on earth again.
But for you has bloomed the Flower
Of the fields, Who comes to earth
From the fatherland of heaven,
Where eternal spring has birth.
Near the Rose of Christmas, Sister!
In the lowly grasses hide,
And be like the humble flowerets, --
Of heaven's King the lowly bride!

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