Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Finding A Sanctuary

FINDING A SANCTUARY

what is a sanctuary after all       is my idea of sanctuary             the same as yours’       

harbor of refuge                       a port in a storm                       will you walk with me         

in a quiet mountain meadow                a field of wildflowers               a quiet room                           

the idea of quietude                 gives way to music                   soft and low

                       

or bells                         tinkling on a cold morning                   a hiding place              

unseen by intruding eyes          last light of day             just beginning to get dark                    

a blanket to curl up in              a safe place to be alone            public or private

a cave                                      home                           a temple by any other name



in memory i return                   a sunny day                              in los angles                           

i had taken the bus                   downtown                                got off 

uncertain where I was              walking down the sidewalk      a temple appeared                               

the sound of the gong               reassured me                            a sanctuary found

July 23, 2017                                                                                                              



10 comments:

  1. Ah, I loved all of the images in this poem.......especially the temple with its bell!

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  2. Some buildings call to us and offer sanctuary - how wonderful to find one

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  3. I think you've covered about everything in your poem with it's fine imagery painted with your words. I certainly enjoyed reading this.

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  4. Ah, that temple with its gong -- indeed a safe place, a sanctuary! You have captured the idea of sanctuary, Annell.

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  5. "...bells tinkling on a cold morning...". A wonderful image.

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  6. Oh I feel quite cozy now reading your beautiful poem. All great descriptions of what sanctuary is.

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  7. Oh! First you set it up, and then give us the example. May sanctuary always appear exactly when you need it. I'll take that possibility of a temple with me. Beautiful.

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  8. Love all the images of sanctuary here. And the joy of finding one after uncertainties. Beautiful.

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  9. Beautiful words depicting the many faces of sanctuary. Great write!

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