Place of Prayer – a poem by Tony Lucas

Place of Prayer
Translucent glass
filters and fragments
the morning sunlight
into gentle pools
that warm the stone
a bowl of roses
glows on the cool
plane of the floor
one poised flame
animates the silence
eyes hollowed
from the clay
with care gaze down
on stillness
passing perfect
as the lily and the rose
that it enfolds.

Tony Lucas is retired from parish ministry but continues work of editing and spiritual direction.  His poetry has appeared widely, on both sides of the Atlantic, and past collections Rufus At Ocean Beach (Stride/Carmelyon) and Unsettled Accounts (Stairwell Books) remain available.

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