The Auburn-Haired Virgin

The Rev. Canon Dr. James M. McPherson

18 July 2017

The Auburn-Haired Virgin


mortally imperilling herself

for love of God, her courage

far surpassing our conceiving;


the Sinai flame transfiguring

her hair identifies the newest

and most singular of human cells


© the Revd Jim McPherson
Image The Auburn-Haired Virgin, William Bustard 1933