The Tree of Life

Mother Earth – Caitlin Connolly | A Mother Here Art and Poetry Contest

When Jesus was sorrowful,
and very heavy,
He cried, Mommy.
She came unto Him
from heaven,
strengthening Him.

Even after they parted,
She tarried with Him,
and watched;
His friends could not
stay awake one hour.

When Jesus was on the cross,
His Father might have been
in the farthest reaches of heaven,
for sorrow, and solace.

His Mother might have been
right there, the Tree of Life,
branches holding Him–
a weeping willow.

Rachel

Rachel is a PhD student in Philosophy of Religion and Theology at Claremont Graduate University. She co-edited _Mormon Feminism: Essential Writings_ with Joanna Brooks and Hannah Wheelwright. She is also a lover of all things books and bikes.

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15 Responses

  1. Rachel Hamrick says:

    Profoundly beautiful. New favorite.

  2. Mary Young says:

    I am memorizing this. Thank you!

  3. Deborah says:

    Beautiful. I think both mothers stayed near . . .

  4. Chris says:

    Oh beauty. So glad you exist to add your words and perspective.

  5. Liz says:

    I adore this, Rachel. Thank you so much.

  6. Caroline says:

    Rachel, the poem plus the painting is perfection. Absolutely love this.

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