I See His Blood Upon the Rose
And in the stars the glory of his eyes,
His body gleams amid eternal snows,
His tears fall from the skies.
I see his face in every flower;
The thunder and the singing of the birds
Are but his voice – and carven by his power
Rocks are his written words.
All pathways by his feet are worn,
His strong heart stirs the ever-beating sea,
His crown of thorns is twined with every thorn,
His cross is every tree.
*a poem by Joseph Mary Plunkett (1887-1916)
O Father, that I might see you in all things and by all things be led back to my heart where you dwell.