Robert Nery was born in the Philippines, and lives in Sydney. He has
made two feature-length films, Black Nazarene and In 1966 The Beatles Came To Manila, and is the translator of Poems of Rolando S. Tinio, Jose F. Lacaba and Rio Alma (Vagabond Press, 2014).
Pregnant with the Word of God
The Virgin will
Come down the road
If you give her shelter.
In this famous poem, Saint John of the Cross, the great Spanish contemplative, says of the Logos (“the Word”, or the...