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The Sprigs And Spirit Of Sistine -10

Musing in the memory
of how the Seraphim
salted my lips in the sanctuary
with an alter coal
that seared my cruel speech
and soothed my agitated soul
the cherubs pull my conscious back
to the forefront of reckoning, 

A man will come to care
for the rough cut and unclean,
the elders will cheat him
soldiers shall beat him
and doubt will nearly defeat him,
in his hour of quiet death
inside an unfinished tomb
the Lord will light up the room...


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Date: 9/27/2017 6:52:00 PM
Michelangelo's portrait of the Prophet Isaiah has always evoked an impression of someone being stirred out of a deep meditation, taken from a private place where memory lives on the fingertips of one's prophecy for Isaiah in fact delineates the tribulation of Christ, and his reanimation by Divine illumination in the ancient tomb of Death...J.A.B.
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Date: 9/22/2017 12:01:00 AM
A most engrossing, incandescent hope in the midst of tribulation concluding this section Justin. This sounds like a personal, bleeding section of the work with intense depictions. I'm blown away by this. Always, Laura
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Justin Bordner
Date: 9/27/2017 6:55:00 PM
I appreciate your loving attention to this great work Poetess...Justin