28 March 2008

A strong woman...

We are told of her meek obedience.
No one mentions her courage.
The engendering Spirit
did not enter her without consent.
God waited.
She did not cry,
"I cannot, I am not worthy,"
nor "I have not the strength."
She did not submit with gritted teeth, raging, coerced.
Bravest of all humans, consent illumined her.
-Denise Levertov-

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