15 May 2015

Songs for Mary's Month - Ave Maria (Italiano)

A suggestion for Songs for May for Mary from Phil over at Ennis Blue:

By tradition, May is a month especially dedicated to Mary, the Mother of God.
This lovely version of the Ave Maria (Hail Mary), is one of my favourite songs but it is in Italian, so these are my efforts at a translation.

Ora pro nobis is Latin for Pray for Us but I think most of you will already know that one!

Woman of waiting
Mother of hope
Woman of smiles
Mother of silence
Woman of the margins
Mother of Love
Woman of rest
Mother of the journey
Woman of the desert
Mother of Breath
Woman of the evening
Mother of memories
Woman of this moment
and Mother of the past
Woman on Earth
Mother of Love
Ave Maria : Hail Mary

Ora Pro Nobis : Pray for us.
and here’s a lovely poem by Stephen Levine.
prays to free us
from our image of perfection
to which so much suffering clings.
When in the shadowy mind
we imagine ourselves imperfectly,
praying to be freed from gravity
by enlightenment, she refines our prayers.
Putting her arms around us
she bids us rest our head on her shoulder
whispering, Don’t you know
with all your fear and anger
all you are fit for is love.
by Stephen Levine from here.