Francis Santaquilani


I Like How You Pray - Poem by Francis Santaquilani

I like how you pray.

You just stop

Wherever you are,

At any point in the battle,

And calmly pull

Heaven down around you

Like a cloak that

Becomes a fort.

The angels,

Your sentries,

Take their posts.



I pray too,

But on the run.

I can't seem to stop

And hunker down.

Alway breathless from

Another foray. My faith

Threadbare and flapping

Behind me as I

Zigzag through

Open country.


Comments about I Like How You Pray by Francis Santaquilani

  • (6/6/2006 5:50:00 PM)


    Wonderful imagery and creativity in this. Love the cloak metaphors. Always looking forward to your new stuff... -chuck (Report) Reply

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  • (4/9/2006 8:13:00 AM)


    Very beautiful, especially the image at the end of zig-zagging through open country. There are all kinds of ways to pray-I think it was Auden, but I'm not sure about that, who said that anytime we think of someone or something other than ourselves, we're praying, in a sense. Thanks for writing and sharing a nice poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • (4/9/2006 7:37:00 AM)


    Nice... I like this. Thank you!
    Jeff
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 9, 2006

Poem Edited: Sunday, April 9, 2006


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