Could one look about the place and not make
for you, Clare Augustine Moore,
one small work of tribute and admiration,
not merely for your art,
which glows yet with vigour and flourish,
you who executed in colour and letter
the journeying Word
and the new Mercy way,
one artist in a long line
who bent over words for the sake of the Word.
Thank God too for you yourself, first Mercy artist,
Thank God that you remained true to your true calling
and that Catherine knew that you too were at home here,
since pragmatism sometimes needs art
to lend light to the spirit.