Thursday, June 16, 2011

Lincoln Cathedral


From castle vantage I see its twin
in similar stature piercing the sky.
The cathedral cloaked with centuries of worship
shining with mason’s craft and toil
against overcast backdrop.
This is a beacon for the people’s
red-bricked prayers,
a monument to faith,
the calling card of God.
And though I worship
beyond its skirt of grandeur and of pomp,
beyond its ostentation,
it still inspires;
stirring, like all testaments of faith and artistry,
reverence for a creator
whose art and craft
is measureless and extravagant
even on cloud-filled days.

5 comments:

From Carol's Quill said...

Beautiful, Keith. I love the "red-bricked prayers."

DIANE STEPHENSON said...

A beautiful site that brings glory to God. I especially like the lines:

"stirring, like all testaments of faith and artistry,
reverence for a creator
whose art and craft
is measureless and extravagant
even on cloud-filled days."

I wonder if you know there is a term for the type of poetry that accompanies and is inspired by a photograph. You may possibly know the term "ekphrasic poetry" but possibly it will not be familiar to some of your readers, so I thought it might be good to share it.

Terrie said...

Amazing words and pictures. y'all have all the good stuff on the other side of the pond!

Bless you brother, May the Lord always bless the words of your heart!

The Unknowngnome said...

Inspiring Keith.

@Diane thank you for bringing the phrase 'ekphrasis poetry' to my attention. :)

D L McCarragher said...

Beautiful word picture here Keith. Such a soul-stirring piece that reflects architectural worship amid towering spires and marble arches. Man's attempt at reaching towards to heavens has no comparison to the Creator's touch. Nonetheless,I have seen many European cathedrals that have simply taken my breath away as you gaze into their expansive domes. I love the poem Keith. Will be back to read more :)

God bless,
Deborah (Heb. 10:23)

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