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James and Mary Ford, eds.  Every Day in the Year.  1902.
 
March 25
The Annunciation
By Father John Banister Tabb (1845–1909)
 
“FIAT!”—The flaming word
  Flashed, as the brooding Bird
Uttered the doom far heard
  Of Death and Night.
 
“Fiat!”—A cloistered womb—        5
  A sealed, untainted tomb—
Wakes to the birth and bloom
  Of Life and Light.
 
 
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