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Ava Maria Plena Gratia
(1854-1900 / Dublin / Ireland)

Ava Maria Plena Gratia

Poem By Oscar Wilde

WAS this His coming! I had hoped to see
A scene of wondrous glory, as was told
Of some great God who in a rain of gold
Broke open bars and fell on Danae:
Or a dread vision as when Semele
Sickening for love and unappeased desire
Prayed to see God's clear body, and the fire
Caught her white limbs and slew her utterly:
With such glad dreams I sought this holy place,
And now with wondering eyes and heart I stand
Before this supreme mystery of Love:
A kneeling girl with passionless pale face,
An angel with a lily in his hand,
And over both with outstretched wings the Dove.

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Comments (10)

it sucked because I couldn't understand it
....extremely nice with beautiful imagery ★
Well done, keep it up :)
Angel with a lily, that i like it.
Ava Maria Plena Gratia is about second coming of Christ nice one thanks