A Sonnet for Mary Magdalene

Today is Mary Magdalene’s day. and continuing my sequence of sonnets written in response to the church year I post this for her. As usual you can hear the poem by clicking on its title or on the ‘play’ button

Mary Magdalene

Men called you light so as to load you down,
And burden you with their own weight of sin,
A woman forced to  cover and contain
Those seven devils sent by Everyman.
But one man set you free and took your part
One man knew and loved you to the core
The broken alabaster of your heart
Revealed to Him alone a hidden door,
Into a garden where the fountain sealed,
Could flow at last for him in healing tears,
Till, in another garden, he revealed
The perfect Love that cast out all your fears,
And quickened you  with loves own sway and swing,
As light and lovely as the news you bring.


Filed under christianity, imagination, literature, Poems

9 responses to “A Sonnet for Mary Magdalene

  1. Gorgeous, Malcolm. Thank you. Love the garden and water imagery.

  2. Lawan

    As always, you have enriched my day with your God-given talent with words and mental imagery. Funny how such a grouping of letters can change your composure for the better. Graziemille!
    Your friend, Lawan

  3. K Cummings Pipes


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  5. Paul Shakeshaft

    Favourite one, so far!

  6. Pingback: [New post] A Sonnet for Mary Magdalene – carlmacki@gmail.com – Gmail » My Blog

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