Lacquered radiance
edged in copper and brass,

the light suffuses through
the windows' shawl of stained glass,

its manuscript of figures.

Beneath, the congregation
wraps around itself

a sanctifying veil,
transfigures into prayer.


  1. This piece seems more abstract than some of your other stuff...not a bad thing by any means, but it's an interesting shift in your style.

  2. Your poetry always breathes an antique style of elegance.


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