I watched her burn, Paralyzed by destruction And my own helplessness, As towers of smoke climbed to the sky. I watched her burn And remembered the flame Of a prayer, among many, I left glowing in her alcove. I watched her burn, Fearing that the soul She resurrected in me Would perish in her ashes. … Continue reading Poem 29
https://instagram.com/p/BwW_ffyl12T/ "Spira, spera (breathe, hope)" - Victor Hugo Photograph of the Cathédrale de Notre Dame de Paris in Paris, France
https://youtu.be/jPaAbJLYOMM "As I ring these bells tonight, My cold dark tower seems so bright. I swear it must be Heaven's light..." Piano cover of "Heaven's Light" from The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996). Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz.
"The Eagle and the Dove" (Part Four) Why now those eyes, so sad, so deep - Eyes she knew she could not keep? And lo! Behold, indeed he flies Alone, this time, into the skies. The dove - she stays for long, long while, No tears, no breath, and not one smile, Devoid of all … Continue reading Poem 28 (Part Four)
https://instagram.com/p/BwE6cGOBW7o/ "Spring, when the earth tilts closer to the sun, runs a strict timetable of flowers" - Alice Oswald Photograph of the Biltmore Estate Gardens in Asheville, NC.
https://youtu.be/KuU6coLBqqo Bring him peace Bring him joy He is young He is only a boy... Bring him home Piano cover of "Bring Him Home" from Les Misérables (1985). Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Alain Boublil and Herbert Kretzmer.
"The Eagle and the Dove" (Part Three) He beckons her to follow fast, To lift the sails upon her mast, To ride with him the winds of chance, And, wing to wing, to join his dance. She, blithe within, obeys his call, Beside him flying, looking small, Yet feeling chief of all God's beasts - … Continue reading Poem 28 (Part Three)