The National Catholic Review
James S. Torrens

Fear not, young woman,
   the mystery I tell you.
Yield and fear not.

The unfathomable
   will be in swaddling clothes,
a cloth wrap,

and the unknown be known
   curled into infancy,
heaven in flesh.

From the impinging dark
   a love note hurries,
all thanks to you.

James Torrens, S.J., is poetry editor of America.

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