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Below is the poem entitled CATHEDRAL ESSENCE which was written by poet Albert Price. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Before the promised coming of the Messiah,
Men sought shelter in caves near the sacred sea.
Rites of purification they practiced there,
Seeking for a new light to set them free.		

We prepare a shrine worthy of Him,
For He is the communion of our dreams.
His are the Holy Elements we seek,
About which all earthly loveliness streams.

Every daybreak, the sun holds his devotions.
The horizon his altar for God's praise.
And for its blessed holy sacrament,
It distributes its brilliant erubescent rays.

Robins and buntings in feathery robes
With rapture ring their silver bells
To let every worthy believer know 
That God upon His throne now dwells.

The mighty limbs of towering trees
Reach to embrace  like the outstretched arm.
The divine cathedral brightly waits
Extending perfect greetings, so warm.

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  1. Date: 9/29/2009 10:43:00 AM
    Albert, congratulations on having this poem featured this week! Ruben.

  1. Date: 9/29/2009 6:34:00 AM
    Congratulations on your featured poetry! Laura :)

  1. Date: 9/27/2009 1:10:00 PM
    Just wanted to drop by and add--Congratulations on making it through the first round in the contest. Good luck in the finals! Karen

  1. Date: 9/27/2009 12:16:00 PM
    nicley penned, congrats on being a featured artist.

  1. Date: 9/25/2009 4:15:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week >> James

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 3:05:00 PM
    This is a great piece of praise! I think people forget to honour God when it comes to His creation and all we do is worship the creation. Congratulations on getting featured! Well done!

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 2:29:00 PM
    Blessings to you for sharing this inspirational poem with us. Congratulations on having it featured. Enjoy your honor. Wishing you ongoing success. Karen

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 12:55:00 PM
    Albert, congrats on being featured this week...Raul

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 8:30:00 AM
    Dear Albert, Congratulations on your well deserved feature of the week. Love and Light, Lainie.

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 4:47:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Albert. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/24/2009 8:26:00 AM
    I stooped by to congratulate you on your being featured today and found this, a gem of abeautiful poem. You are a good writer. Love and peace

  1. Date: 1/27/2009 11:15:00 PM
    Albert, this is lovely. It reminds me of a song called, Evidence of Love. Basically, how can we deny God exists when we are surrounded daily by His beautiful creation? Blessings. Donna G.