Posted by: Ron DuBour | September 21, 2014

La Befana


Poesy plus Polemics

La Befana Doll Photo from sarahrusselldolls.com La Befana Doll
Photo from sarahrusselldolls.com

rides her broom
across rooftops
dropping sweet figs
upon children of Rome
sigillaria signify magi
mysterious gifts
present human
dimensions of deity
wizened old woman
misled from a manger
takes up the windsong
sweeps clean absolution
through sins yet unborn
rustic faith cleanses
hearth and heart
here where tradition
coheres with epiphany
bridgework that carries
a reverent culture
from old world to new

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