Posted here last year. Recently revised.

Clear and Generous

When I could no longer
stomach the preachiness
of the older fellow's share,
I slipped out of the basement

of Our Lady of Lourdes Church
and walked into the parking lot

under clear and generous starlight.

A February night just cold enough

to bring me back to life.
I said my Joyful Mysteries
on a set of small black beads.


I stood facing the church

and a stained-glass rendering

of Bernadette and Our Lady
faintly illumined from within

by a serene and steady glow.

Poetry by Uncle Meridian The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2023-05-13 at 03:21

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A beautiful piece, sometimes it's good to just be, you set the scene perfectly, I feel the serenity.

Griffonner The PoetBay support member heart!
A moment in time so skillfully recreated in a fine poetic style. Clever use of words, too. Deserves accolade, but all I can do here is say, "Brilliant!"
Blessings, Allen

Now then,

This line alone "under clear and generous starlight" is the one that brings it all together, ever so skilfully and truthfully.. I may steal that line at some future point. I am also brutally honest with my intent.

Well done.

MetaPoetics The PoetBay support member heart!
Nicely done! I especially like the visual aspect of the poem in the second stanza, with images illuminating from within the church window. Good work, as always!

jim The PoetBay support member heart!
Such gentle and natural use of language ~


Clear and Generous
by Uncle Meridian