Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
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Poem: "Wings of Stone"

This poem came out of the March 1, 2011 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by a prompt from siege about flying buttresses.  It was sponsored by Shirley & Anthony Barrette.

Wings of Stone

The builders never intended
that the building should fly.
They did not think about
what they were doing
when they did it.

They built the wings of the building.
They built the flying buttresses.
They carved the bat-winged gargoyles.
They painted the feathered angels.
They should have seen it coming.

But even the priests,
who filled the choir
with soaring voices,
were surprised

when the cathedral
shook itself like a cherub
and glided away godwards.

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