The Bell Emmanuel

Written by: John Smith


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.