Now the blue-clad Virgin listens,
In apparent unsurprise,
To what the kneeling angel
Eyes averted, came to tell.
How much is she told now?
What does she understand?
Has she heard the word “Golgotha?”
Has she heard “the Son of Man?”
She seems calm for her age and settled.
Has she heard this all before?
Are those Essene scrolls or
Yeat’s Second Coming on the lecturn?