The angel has already said, Be not afraid.
He’s said, The power of the Most High
will darken you. Her eyes are downcast and half closed.
And there’s a long pause — a pause here of forever —
as the angel crowds her. She backs away,
her left side pressed against the picture frame.
The Annunciation of our Lord
“For Mary, Mother of the Lord, God’s holy name be praised, who first the Son of God adored as on her child she gazed”.
(The Annunciation, Filippo Lippi, c.1440, Tempera on Panel, Basilica of San Lorenzo, Florence). pic.twitter.com/k9806vXGI7
— The Roman Anglican (@RomanAnglican) April 9, 2018