Thursday, October 11, 2007

Assisi

I've never been to Assisi, but this poem speaks to any heart that has lost its fear.
Fragment from Assisi
Because I heard the cockerel’s golden cry
Ring from the bottom of the silver olive glade,
Because he called the chapter of the noonday sun,
I shed the shackles my own hands had made.
Because the towers up and down the hill
Fired like beacons answering when they tolled the time,
Driving the white wrack of the winter orchard smoke,
I lost my fear between that chill and chime.

—Meredith Wise

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2 comments:

Matt nsj said...

Erika,

This is a really great blog! Kudos. I hope all is well with you.

Peace,
Matt Dunch

Erika Ahern said...

Hey Blast-from-the-past,

Thanks. And I hope the same for you!

in Christ,
Erika