Friday, May 05, 2006

POEM - In This Cathedral

In this cathedral where God is most evident
In sunlight that plays music with orchestral glee –
I come into animal presence.
Here, where I am broken and made whole again –
Here, where the Robins and the Cardinals,
Where the Thrush, the Chickadees and Woodpeckers
Sing out a litany of the saints

“Saint Michael,
Pray for us.
Holy angels of God,
Pray for us.
Saint Joseph,
Pray for us…”

In this cathedral where God is most evident,
In the green canopy of leaves that is stained glass
I come into vegetal presence.
Here, where the tall pines are cantors singing revelation.
Here, where the pointy tops are spires searching for Heaven,
Where the fuzzy heads of blooming clover
Fill up the pews and sing a full voiced “Ubi Caritas”,
Swaying in graceful rhythm coaxed by a breeze
That is itself the psalm of God’s breath.

In this cathedral a great eucharist is brought
Forth from within, exposed and holy
Universal and Perfect .

M C Biegner
5/2006



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