Margaret O Driscoll

Gold Star - 28,820 Points (23 09 1960 / Ireland)

A Poem In Stone - Poem by Margaret O Driscoll

Awed by its architecture
I step inside
Gigantic Gothic arches
Rise on either side
Atop red marble columns
Along each side of the aisle
A collosal feat of construction
Created to Pugin's style
Splendid stained glass windows
Depicting saints of glory
Sun's rays shine through the hues
Each panel tells a story
Jesus and his apostles in white marble
The Last Supper around the table
Pricelss treasures by master craftsmen
Gifted, artistic, diligent and able
I pray for my family and I
As I stand there alone
In that graceful peaceful sanctuary
A poem in stone

Topic(s) of this poem: art, family, gothic, jesus, prayer, sun


Comments about A Poem In Stone by Margaret O Driscoll

  • Drtony Brahmin (8/16/2018 3:43:00 PM)

    Sun's rays shine through the hues
    Each panel tells a story
    Jesus and his apostles in white marble
    The Last Supper around the table
    Priceless treasures by master craftsmen...... just fine a poem describing the poem in stone......... everywhere we go especially in European centers of culture, religion and art. we fine all these what you wrote..... excellent poem. tony
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  • Liilia Morrison (1/13/2016 9:50:00 PM)

    What an inspiring poem to chronicle a visit to a hall of worship filled with treasured statues and handiwork from past ages. The descriptions set the scene in perfect flow and choice of words and the ending line - so perfect - a poem in stone. What family will not be blessed by this gesture and this chronicle? Thank you for this visit in graceful and reverent words. (Report)Reply

    Margaret O Driscoll(1/14/2016 3:22:00 AM)

    Thank you Liilia, glad you like it, you are most welcome for the visit! ! Praise indeed from a gifted wordsmith! !

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 22, 2015

Poem Edited: Sunday, October 23, 2016


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