Ave Maria Meditations
OUR LADY OF THE DAWN
She was clear and fresh as a springtime morn.
And calm as a great unmoving sea,
The purest flower that the earth has born
Was never so pure and so fair as she.
God loved her, God nestled on her breast.
The God of heaven and earth her Son,
Who found, alone in her purity, rest,
And came to earth as her little one.
(C. Houselander, age 14)