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The Tilma and Other Poems

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by John Riedell
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The Tilma and Other Poems by John Riedell

Upon a rock she shining stood... The Tilma and Other Poems tells the story of the famous image of Guadalupe, an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary that appeared upon a poor Indian's cloak centuries ago in 1531, still visible today. The cloak is the tilma, a word that derives from the Aztec language, and the Indian was Juan Diego, now declared a saint. The Tilma will take one into this wondrous story in poetic form. Here's an excerpt of it, from when Juan beheld Mary for the first time: Upon a rock she shining stood, Her rays did pierce it through; It looked as a Moorish anklet would, With precious stones and hue. Mesquite and prickly pear Were rich like emeralds grown, And thorns and branches there, Like gold a-glitter shone. And leaves near her poise Looked like fine turquoise, And the earth was shining ground, Like the bow of the sky around.

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Size: 6.0 MB
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781681180328 (DRM-EPUB)

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