[Hildegard of Bingen, 12th century German mystic, now saint and doctor of the church, called Christ the Green Man. This poem explores some of the implications of this statement.]
Creator God, wet me and green me.
Wet me in baptismal waters.
Green me in the veridity of your Spirit.
You, THE Christ, are THE Green Man.
You are the greening vine.
I AM the blossoming branch.
Creation flaring from the Cosmic Womb
Of the Father-Mother, Creator God.
Life emerging and greening
Followed by death and rebirth
Of the Christ-Green-Man
Renewing all that is.
The Divine Spark fires deep down.
New life rises from the death cocoon.
© J. Patrick Mahon, 2012