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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Madre María
By Alice Corbin
 
From “New Mexico Folk-songs”

ON the mountain Lucía
Was Madre María,
With book of gold.
Half was she reading,
Half praying and pleading        5
For sorrow foretold.
 
Came her son Jésus
To the mountain Lucía:
“What are you doing then,
Madre María?”        10
 
“Nor reading nor sleeping,
But dreaming a dream.
On Calvary’s hill-top
Three crosses gleam,
Bare in the moonlight;        15
Your body on one
Nailed feet and hands,
O my dear little son!”
 
“Be it so, be it so,
O mi Madre María!”        20
 
                Who says this prayer
                Three times a day
                Will find Heaven’s doors
                Opened alway,
                And Hell’s doors shut        25
                Forever and aye…..
                                Amen, Jésus!
 
 
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