• Veronika Alekseyenko

A Beautiful Dormition Poem

In the Serene Sea of August

“Open the gates and receive Her who bore the Maker of Heaven and earth. Let us in hymns praise the revered and holy body which held the Lord, upon whom no one can gaze” (Dormition of the Theotokos, Great Vespers)

In the serene sea of August The skies leap like dolphins Exuding blue, spilling over In flows of fresh delphinium fields,

As today is Her Day, As we celebrate Her infinite calmness, Her kindness, patience, and bliss, Today the Theotokos brings us Our Heavenly peace While Her soul rests In the arms of Her Son The Immortal Blue Rose Adorns His eternal Love, O how She gave it all To the Lord, How She waited For this very moment To give up Her soul To Her beloved Son!

In the tranquil rivers of time Her prayers soothe our pains, As She enters our aching hearts Planting blue lilacs of blessed grace.

Andrey Gidaspov 28 August 2019


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