Cup of Joy

1.
I offer this Cup
for the soul of the world
It is all that I have
It is more than I am
Radiant Receptacle
of amniotic tears
The Seas rage
in thrashing, crashing
rhythmic weeping and keening
They know, they know.

2.
I offer this Cup
for the soul of the world
It is all that I have
It is more than I am
Pool of Passion
Who has kissed my lips,
pursed with pain?
Who has planted this seed of sweetness?
Who will turn my mourning to dancing?

3.
I offer this Cup
for the soul of the world
It is all that I have
It is more than I am
Womb of Gold, bejeweled
The Babe leaps for joy
even as Pietà is sculpted
behind my sorrowful eyes
I see All of Life
through the colors of His Death

4.
I offer this Cup
for the soul of the world
It is all that I have
It is more than I am
Wellspring of Wisdom
wash over my being
and I will dream through the night,
eyes closed,
soft cheek resting
on my Beloved’s milky feet

5.
I offer this Cup
for the soul of the world
It is all that I have
It is more than I am
Fountain of Faith
Come close!
Drink Him in!
Be drenched,
be quenched
with Love Everlasting!

6.
I offer this Cup
for the soul of the world
It is all that I have
It is more than I am
Chalice of Lifeblood
sweet and warm
pumping the Heart of the Universe
Flowing through us
and from us
Giving us Life

7.
I offer this Cup
for the soul of the world
It is all that I have
It is more than I am
Cup of Joy
Darkness made Light
Death birthing Life
All That I have
More than I am
I give you my Heart
I give you The Christ.

~Cheryl Anne
Good Friday
(meditation on the Inexhaustible Cup icon)

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