Christine Natale

Rookie (August 9,1955 / Glen Ridge, New Jersey)

Christine Natale Poems

41. Chrysalis 8/2/2008
42. Blues for Billie 7/21/2008
43. Berry Picking 7/26/2008
44. Bed of Roses 7/21/2008
45. A Child Dies 7/26/2008

The Saint and Her Fool

She appears in the evening, young and lovely,
Tracing the very edge of a womanhood
That she will never know.
She glides among the trees, singing a silent
Vespers to the stars, and sighing love
And praise to her lord and God.
Dressed in white robes, soft sandals
Bind her feet and keep them
From the sharp and thorny ground.

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