The Winter Rose
the winter rose grows within you.
Your soul, marvelling, articulates its form.
wait just awhile
enclose within you
the soft breath of the merciful divine..
and a light will be lit that never dims.
By day it illumines your acts
by night, your dreams.
Feel how the divine love enfolds you.
Rest now secure in her arms
while your angel spreads its wings
above the rose in blessing.