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The Bell Emmanuel

Saturday night in Saint-Michel's Place  
the stone carved demon he slew.  It was 
the bell, Emmanuel, 
that I heard ring its knell; 
Notre Dame's appeal we kneel for mass.  

*Emmanuel is the name of the great bell in Notre Dame's south tower, from 1685.  Place Saint Michel sounds in French like, "Ploss San Michele."  Within sight of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France; a statue of St Michael stands, sword in hand a, demon underfoot. 

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  1. Date: 12/21/2011 2:54:00 PM
    I like it, I like it. Saint Michael is my patron Thanks for reading my cucaracha poem. And, you are right. They will inherit the earth if we destroy ourselves with a nuclear war. They have higher radiation resistance.

  1. Date: 12/20/2011 4:15:00 PM
    Notre Dame Cathedral is a charming place as it stands at the middle of the Ile de la Cite. The streets there are all narrow cobblestone pathways that are too small for motor vehicles. You have to go on foot to see the sites on the little island in the Seine River. This is more interesting material.

  1. Date: 12/20/2011 2:13:00 AM
    in the shadow of Emmanuel, St. Michael, the demon slew, sent him swiftly back to hell, demon's fate it was his due... love it John, well done here...

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    Date: 12/23/2011 11:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I never knew that. thanks don, and~well written.
  1. Date: 12/19/2011 4:08:00 PM
    Just stopping by to say hi! Busy week ahead. How about you?

  1. Date: 12/19/2011 1:15:00 PM
    Nice poem John, I grew up on a street called Saint Michel, la Cathedrale de Notre Dame, St. Michael prayer, do you know it? If you wish, to receive it, I will send it, enjoyed the write, always in love and light,Vienna.

  1. Date: 12/18/2011 3:18:00 AM
    Brilliant John, love the Limerick, and the story behind it all, wonderful poem. harry

  1. Date: 12/16/2011 6:36:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your poetry this morning John. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I am going to see if I can write something for a couple contests this weekend. Hope you find the inspiration to do the same. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/15/2011 10:05:00 PM
    glad to see you post something. soupmail.