Years ago i was away on a business trip over Christmas. My hotel the ancient former Episcopal Palace my room, formerly a monks cell 

Christmas Eve Curitiba Brazil 1990




The cell is cool the ceiling domed

Thick cut stone walls terracotta floor

Extends to lush  flamboyant gardens

Where once monks  prayed rosaries

In the fetid heat of December

Awaiting the Christ child tending

Vivid flowers paths and palms

Mid impossible yellow green birds

The episcopal palace grounds

Red earth damp rich with humus

Fine ground coral pink walkways

In structured formal European 

Style amid the wild rainforest of




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Written on 2021-02-15 at 13:38

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Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Wonderfully descriptive, Joe.

Thomas D The PoetBay support member heart!
Nicely rendered!

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Prove positive, that works are made of thuss.
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jim The PoetBay support member heart!
I've been transported from my white and very cold world. Thank you!