My theme is 'Prayer' - trying to explore what prayer might be, how it does what it does, what does it do?
Today's Advent theme, or one of them, is Joy.
I first came across this poem about twenty years ago - it struck me as overflowing with joy then, and I find that its strength and power has not diminished over the years. Christina Rossetti was deeply spiritual. I originally assumed that 'my love' referred to her lover, but of course, it could equally well be an outpouring of adoration of God.