This poem is found in the collection:
Also, see Three Advent Poems by Madeleine L’Engle
I recently discovered this new ebook containing an essay of hers on children’s literature…
“Do I Dare Disturb the Universe?” is Madeleine L’Engle’s spirited defense of the responsibility of children’s literature to confront difficult questions, as she did in all her work, particularly her masterpiece A Wrinkle in Time. This e-book contains the text of her famous speech as well as her introduction to the twenty-fifth anniversary of A Wrinkle in Time and a facsimile of a chapter from the original manuscript with Madeleine’s notations.
This ebook is essential reading for fans of Madeleine’s work!!!
You can also read her well-known Advent poem “After Annunciation” here…
Ready for Silence
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Like the Lenten season before the celebration of Easter, Advent was traditionally a time of fasting and thrift within the early Christian churches. Today it should be a time to quiet one’s mind and prepare one’s body for the coming of Christ. In the celebration of Advent, we recognize the first coming of Christ as a child in a manger, visited and worshipped by shepherds and wise men. We also recognize and ponder Christ’s second coming at the Resurrection, when He will return in glory and power to save His followers and to judge His enemies. The very name of the season, “Advent,” was borrowed from the Latin word adventus, which refers to the grand ceremony in ancient Rome in which a conquering emperor was welcomed into a city as part of a military campaign. Christ’s second coming is to be the triumphant entry of the king into His transformed city. The season of Advent provides Christians with a time to ponder this great and terrible moment that all of time is racing to meet.
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After all pleasures as I rid one day,
My horse and I, both tired, body and mind,
With full cry of affections, quite astray;
I took up the next inn I could find.
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