Day 6 ~ A Virgin A Day: Just Send Me Down Forgiveness
To the Black Madonna of Chartres
Friend or no friend,
darkness or light,
vowels or consonants,
water or dry land,
anything more from you now
is just gravy
—just send me down forgiveness, send me down
bearing myself a black cupful of light.
This is not the Black Madonna of Chartres, but the poem resonated so deeply with me that I wanted to share it. I was not able to identify the origin of the painting, but I love it beyond words.
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