Monday, March 1, 2010


Snow crunches underfoot

As I make my way inside.

Silent hall, purring cat

I sit to wait, with hands clasped

In my lap.

The creak of the door

Breaks the quiet air.

And a dark robed figure

Approaches with a smile

Behind a long white beard.

Candles are burning

The icons glowing

He speaks with kindness and

Wisdom is in his eyes.

I feel comforted.

Pale winter light makes the window aglow

As the glint of a tear

Streams down my face.

He listens to my heart,

My burden to share-

Cold wooden floor

Rubbing against my knees,

I peer through the candlelight

And behold the Blessed Virgin

In extreme humility...

Prayers usher forth,

Forgiveness at hand,

A path of repentance begun,

The weight of the years,

At last becoming undone.

©2010 ALT

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Brian Miller said...

wow. beautiful verse...and moment of redemption and surrender...great magpie.

Tess Kincaid said...

Ooo...this is very similar to a dream I had once! Gorgeous imagery.

Unknown said...

the trueness of these words...the experienced of the moment! your gentle sonnet whispers so deeply...
the power of the saving grace.


Anonymous said...

I enjoyed reading your poem. What's a Magpie Tale, a sort of community-creative project?

The Muse said...

my beloved was signed in...
the above comment is from me :)

I need some more coffee, I see :)

Vicki Lane said...

Wonderful sensory images!

Unknown said...

hmmm almost a religious take on the weight. Nicely written poem..

rel said...

Poetry: the perfect catalyst to unburden the soul. Nicely done!

steviewren said...

Everyone else said it better than me...beautiful verses...unburdening the soul leaving space for peace to flow inside.

spacedlaw said...

A great moment. Haunting imagery.

Suz said...

each line leading to confession
very very nice
I felt every one

Peter Goulding said...

You write so beautifully, I don't believe you have any heavy buden you need to repent!

amy said...

Thank you all for the kind words of encouragement ~ greatly appreciated.

Hausfrau said...

Very atmospheric!

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