The wolf and the lamb

To speak of love 
is to render it tame; 
so the word became flesh 
and took again 
the fiercer features of life; 
took flight from the angels, 
hid instead within 
the brutish warmth 
of mother-milk and frailty; 
the love whose name 
we dare to speak for fear 
else of devouring one another.

About Rosalind C Hughes

Rosalind C Hughes is a priest and author living near the shores of Lake Erie. After growing up in England and Wales, and living briefly in Singapore, she is now settled in Ohio. She serves an Episcopal church just outside Cleveland. Rosalind is the author of A Family Like Mine: Biblical Stories of Love, Loss, and Longing , and Whom Shall I Fear? Urgent Questions for Christians in an Age of Violence, both from Upper Room Books. She loves the lake, misses the ocean, and is finally coming to terms with snow.
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2 Responses to The wolf and the lamb

  1. Yields more light in more readings. Best thing I can say about any poem. Thank you for writing — and posting — it.

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