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Saints and Angels II, Domes, Valencia Cathedral, Spain

Heavens ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #185

I gaze into the metaphor
Heavens above
Ringed by saints
Flanked by angels

Spirit moved
By the artistry
By the grandeur
By the grace

I know there are saints
Not like these saints
I know there are angels
Not like these angels
I know there is god
Not like this god
I know there is heaven
Not like this heaven

Spirit moved
By these metaphors
Manifest

In the people
I have known
In the places
I have been
In the light
I have seen
In the grace
I have experienced
In the beauty
I have created

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Windows, Palacios Nazaríes, Alhambra, Granada, Andalucia, Spain

Windows

Windows from some unknown world
Unto some other unknown world
None which I have ever known
And may not ever know
Though with imagination
Images gained from books and film
I construct a room to serve
The needs of sultans and imams
Rich tapestries and silken rugs
Exotic woods and metals
Carved and cast exquisitely
Servants and the visitors
Pilgrims and the diplomats
Bustling in the courtyard splendour
All in reverence to the will
Of God and those who know his ends
Within these windows and their view
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Clarity, Tantalus Mountain Range, Squamish, Sea to Sky Highway, British Columbia, Canada

Clarity

A facebook friend challenged 16 of her friends, including me, to each write down 16 random notes about themselves, post it as a note, then ask 16 of their friends to do the same. A neat challenge.

I didn’t intend to write the following, it’s just what came out. It’s not really what the challenge called for, so I’ll go back and try that one again. But I thought it was worth posting anyway. . .so here it is.

1. There’s a spiritual sensation of connectedness I get from time to time, a few moments in time that feel as though I’m connected to and can sense the existence of all things, an awareness that there is a grand spiritual reality beyond my rational ken that is graspable by my ever developing being.