Doug McHargue’s “Madonna In Gold Leaf” Perfect for the Holiday, after Joel Urruty

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Fantastic crowd for the December 12, 2015 Art of Poetry event at Hickory Museum of Art. Many thanks to the visitors and poets who joined us.

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Doug McHargue
MADONNA IN GOLD LEAF
after “Esti” by Joel Urruty

She is a tired curve,
remembers hay
stinging skin,
belly bleeding out
this crying thing,
flesh of her flesh,
what would Joseph think
what will the world think
this growing in her,
unsung woman
unbedded in Bethlehem
and lying in stench
does not yet see
straw spin into gold.

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Art of Poetry’s Kelly DeMaegd reads the featured poem for this week by Doug McHargue beside the Joel Urruty sculpture. Photos courtesy of Roger and Ginny Sanford.

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4 Responses to Doug McHargue’s “Madonna In Gold Leaf” Perfect for the Holiday, after Joel Urruty

  1. Kelly DeMaegd says:

    Doug, this is such a beautiful poem – I was honored to read it.

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