Mosaic…

stained-glass-brokenAudio

smooth stone
burnt wax and black carbon
votive candles
flickering heartbeats
trace ruby memories
across quatrefoiled columns
barrel-vaulted shadows
hide muraled images
rise and fall of emotions
tragedy and comedy
a Quadragenarian epic
told within these granite halls
reverent silence sweeps over
the congregation of marble angels
who look down from crown and lintel
veneered hands
pressed against chiseled breast
smooth lids of eyes
lay closed
in petition for his soul
sheltered within
the embrace of stone pinions
enfolded behind their slender shoulders
with his own hands
he shatters the stained glass
of this cathedral
this place within his heart
and amid the bitter and pitted flagstones
he gathers each razor-sharp sliver
within his calloused hands
and delivers them upon
the open alter dias
sets them about the halo of light
and dark and weary
does his eye find hers
this dancing flame
this mote of light
this seraphic chorus
in the din of the storm
on blood-stained hem she kneels
she moves the shards
greens of the sea
reds of hell
blues of darkest night
hand of a saint
a martyrs foot
cherubim’s face
dragon’s tongue
her artful hands compose
the roots of his heart into verse
and when it is done
softly does she sigh
and contented does she lay
upon the cold floor
with lazy fingers tracing
and exhausted smiles
and she listens
as he
recites their story

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Writer/Plumber/Poet/Father/Gentleman/Romantic
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48 Responses to Mosaic…

  1. A. M. Yeager says:

    Those images! Killer! Great piece, Eric.

  2. Wow, extremely amazing

  3. VictoryInTrouble says:

    I get so lost in your words, beautiful poet. Weaver of magic, you are. πŸ’™

  4. maharedwynn says:

    Oh wow… Beautiful. And the recitation… 😍

  5. Emily says:

    You took my breath away. πŸ™πŸΌ

  6. Amazing, Eric! Always stunning ❀

  7. Gosh, what imagery! Love this! ❀️

  8. So very beautiful… on the screen and in my head. β™₯

  9. Ah, another beauty… Loved listening to you, too, Eric! ❀️

  10. Elizabeth Helmich says:

    Ah….so brilliant! Love this tale Eric. I had to read it a couple of times to grasp the full meaning, such beautiful composition.

  11. πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜πŸ˜ƒ

  12. Geetha B says:

    This is really stunningly beautiful Eric, with all the images it conjures. An amazing write that sends chills to one’s frame. Loved it!

  13. Aishwarya says:

    Your words consume me!

  14. rachel says:

    i love when you read to me. ❀️

  15. Rita says:

    I’ve nothing to add my friend!

  16. moonskittles says:

    Washed away again.. WOW! πŸ™‚ ❀

  17. Love this: “reverent silence sweeps over the congregation of marble angels” and the description of the stained glass colors, especially. Beautiful. πŸ’šβ€οΈπŸ’™

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