(23 09 1960 / Ireland)

A Poem In Stone

Awed by its architecture
I step inside
Gigantic Gothic arches
Rise on either side
Atop red marble columns
Along each side of the aisle
A collosal feat of construction
Created to Pugin's style
Splendid stained glass windows
Depicting saints of glory
Sun's rays shine through the hues
Each panel tells a story
Jesus and his apostles in white marble
The Last Supper around the table
Pricelss treasures by master craftsmen
Gifted, artistic, diligent and able
I pray for my family and I
As I stand there alone
In that graceful peaceful sanctuary
A poem in stone

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Sun's rays shine through the hues Each panel tells a story Jesus and his apostles in white marble The Last Supper around the table Priceless treasures by master craftsmen...... just fine a poem describing the poem in stone......... everywhere we go especially in European centers of culture, religion and art. we fine all these what you wrote..... excellent poem. tony
What an inspiring poem to chronicle a visit to a hall of worship filled with treasured statues and handiwork from past ages. The descriptions set the scene in perfect flow and choice of words and the ending line - so perfect - a poem in stone. What family will not be blessed by this gesture and this chronicle? Thank you for this visit in graceful and reverent words.