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The moments that we have

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The moments that we have

When I enter the cathedral,
touch its portals for good luck,
walk these isles,
where left and right
the dust of ages
dances in the light
that shines through stained-glass windows,

do I think of God,
some mad Creator?
Do I think of death,
eternal life?
Do my footsteps
follow some old prayer;
do I look for answers carved in stone?

Or is this just another way of saying:
life is short,
and beautiful, and cruel?
The moments that we have
we ought to spend in sacred places.
My love is my cathedral;
I enter her in silence and in awe.

Copyright © Jan Thie

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  1. Date: 5/13/2009 5:49:00 AM
    Thanks all. Am I missing something here? I didn't know this poem was up for anything? (I only know I posted it ages ago.) J.

  1. Date: 5/12/2009 7:01:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it into the semi finals Jan. Wishing you the best of luck in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/3/2009 11:21:00 PM
    Jan, my belated congrats in making the semi finals...Raul

  1. Date: 4/4/2009 10:31:00 PM
    Jan - Congratulations on having your poetry featured this week – God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 4/1/2009 8:18:00 AM
    Congrats Jan on "The Moments That We Have" being featured this week. Vince

  1. Date: 3/31/2009 4:03:00 PM
    Thanks all. It's a surprise to see this old poem getting all this attention now, J.

  1. Date: 3/30/2009 7:43:00 PM
    Beautiful poem, vivid imagery. Congratulations on having it featured this week. Smiles from Lolita

  1. Date: 3/30/2009 4:39:00 PM
    Congratulations on your well deserved featured write of the week! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 3/30/2009 10:55:00 AM
    Nice poem and congrats on being featured this week...Raul