Ora Pro Nobis

April 2012; Church of Eze Village, France
April 2012; Church of Eze Village, France

Sculpted heavy doors creak open,
Lured by darkness within
Holy water dabbed, words spoken
Ritual recitations begin
Sealing the sanctity of her mission.

Seemingly unending, unlit aisles extending
With yellow-brick road rigidity
Flanking knotted kneelers unbending
Conveying timeless solidity
Drawing her in, to enter her petition

Through the dimness, gleaming
Shards of light shimmer softly
Coloring ancient stained glass; streaming
As wafts of warmth push aloft
Through wrought iron grates emitting

Candle flames flicker;  She approaches, unespied
Preparing to render her fervent intention
A coin drops, a lonely votive tries to hide
But she strikes the spark, Divine Intervention
Reverently sought at Mother Mary’s Shrine

Written in response to Trifecta Week 59 writing challenge:   INTENTION (noun)…third definition:
3a : what one intends to do or bring about;      b : the object for which a prayer, mass, or pious act is offered.     (www.trifectawritingchallenge.com)

5 Comments on “Ora Pro Nobis

  1. This is so beautiful. I could see the church going up around me in such lovely detail. (:


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