Here you will find the Poem For A Virgin And Child By Hans Memmelinck of poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti
(In the Academy of Bruges) MYSTERY: God, man's life, born into man Of woman. There abideth on her brow The ended pang of knowledge, the which now Is calm assured. Since first her task began She hath known all. What more of anguish than Endurance oft hath lived through, the whole space Through night till day, passed weak upon her face While the heard lapse of darkness slowly ran? All hath been told her touching her dear Son, And all shall be accomplished. Where He sits Even now, a babe, He holds the symbol fruit Perfect and chosen. Until God permits, His soul's elect still have the absolute Harsh nether darkness, and make painful moan.