Monday, March 1, 2010

Pilgrimage




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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14 comments:

Brian Miller said...

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

willow said...

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

Tom said...

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

wonderful!

nothinghypothetical said...

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

The Muse said...

oh...(poo)
my beloved was signed in...
LOL
the above comment is from me :)

I need some more coffee, I see :)

Vicki Lane said...

Wonderful sensory images!

Pat transplanted to MN said...

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

rel said...

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

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.

The Hausfrau said...

Very atmospheric!

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