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Basilica Poems

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Premium Member Crossroads

We drive breakneck over hot roads.
Churches, big as cathedrals, rocket
from pocket villages.
Castillo's cast their campanile on the baking earth.

The Great Mosque of Cordoba,
the green Alhambra shades us
through a preaching dust.

The Giralda; its Christianized minaret
stretched like a tourists neck,
and above the...Read More
Categories: basilica, poetry,
Form: Free verse

No Selfie during Novena Masses
By George P. Lumayag

It seems angels in Heaven discourage devotees to use their phones
During novena masses at the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño.
An angel says, ‘No selfie…, no taking of pictures…
And no live broadcasting on social media using cell...Read More
Categories: basilica, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 9th
Form: Free verse
basilica bells
ring-ting-a-tingling swell ~
touching cold window


swell - to become distended with emotion
...Read More
Categories: basilica, emotions,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member The Church of All Nations
The Church of All Nations

Therein at Mount Olivet in Jerusalem,
Where eight ancient, gnarled olive trees are pressed for oil,
People of faith the world over come to accoil,
For mercy in atonement for their transgressions. 

And worship the Lord in the Church...Read More
Categories: basilica, christian, dedication, education, religious, spiritual,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
Premium Member AHA

Didn’t digest my all-dressed pizza
Suffering now from insomnia
A touch of every possible phobia
Mostly of ravenous bacteria 
And humongous tarantula
O yes, and the sordid mafia
Did I call my Grandmamma
Did I put away the spatula
Did I book girls’ day at the spa
Did...Read More
Categories: basilica, dream, fantasy, fun, imagination, nonsense, silly, surreal,
Form: Monorhyme

Premium Member one thousand at the eleventh hour
one thousand at the eleventh hour

They come from afar
through seasons bitten by frost
across a mountain's pass deep in snow
shout they all, " holy holy save us god"
"wash our sins away, free us from the damned”.

they dip into our well for...Read More
Categories: basilica, betrayal,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A moment
How white and blue together recollect us
to the summer sky and the imagined swallows
darting in exquisite geometry
under the great domed space of the heavens,
like the Basilica in Constantinople
containing and giving space.
And how you held me for a moment that was...Read More
Categories: basilica, absence, adventure, allusion, longing, love,
Form: Free verse
My city
I live in a big city where the mother earth blessed us
with the friendly climate, refreshing greeneries and crops
So you can enjoy the serene beauty and forget stress
Since it's a rainfed area,farming relies on rain drops

The pongal- Festival of year...Read More
Categories: basilica, beautiful, blessing, culture,
Form: Sonnet
eastern orthodox coasters
   single malt sanity,  sanitized, ionized,
   with a little communion salt. 

sprinkle replace, sprinkle to taste,
sprinkle with haste to the holy face.

  yet still ground balsa wood icons
perfectly semitrical work to preserve
lesser linoleum...Read More
Categories: basilica, autumn,
Form: Blank verse
An Eye for an Eye for an Eye

there are some parts of your personality
you must never look at
or Aristotle's logic will pay you a visit
for a 15th century anatomy lesson
an eye for an eye a throat for a throat
gargoyle armies hovering overhead
tongue for tongue trumpeting victory
the oracle...Read More
Categories: basilica, how i feel,
Form: Free verse
Young Witches Buried In Shallow Graves
In the Middle Ages
witchcraft was wide-spread;
young witches were buried
in shallow graves.

The angry bard was also a monk and defended the Church,
" No witches of any age will be roaming in Catholic Florence
and allowed to practise their magic by the glow...Read More
Categories: basilica, anger, anxiety, death, discrimination, evil, fear, grief,
Form: Rhyme
Quito sing the song of my heart
between your mountain ranges
the air so light so high are you

I watch the lights at night's fall
Basilica Del Voto in all her
grandeur.  Sweet Ecuador holds you so dear!

You were born upon the ruins
of...Read More
Categories: basilica, poems, poetry, poets,
Form: Free verse
I love you, my love
I love you, my love 
Like our Father's love from above
I know our tongues carry a common scar 
Scar caused by slurs
Held back during the times of war
War declared to impel my own delight
While slowly killing your dimunitive glee
My love,...Read More
Categories: basilica, africa,
Form: Light Verse
SEA GRAPE for Michael
This is not Miami, the real site
of the sea grape.  This is a wannabe--
a biker town, a speedway town.  Not 
the fabled city of Dream Whip clouds
expressed into a flawless sky.   Not
the cool Technicolor dawn when...Read More
Categories: basilica, for him,
Form: Blank verse
Love in a far off place- for contest

We'd made a dawn start that day, following in his footsteps, as
apparently Jesus used to get up early.
Our group had gathered for a reading, and to pray, along with
fruit and cereals our first staples of the day. 
The good Lord...Read More
Categories: basilica, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member 1996 Visit To Turkey
In Nineteen ninety-six, our son and wife, Majors
In US Army, moved to Izmir, their new base.
As usual, whatever place they were assigned, 
We flew to visit them as well as dear grandkids.
So off we went to spend two weeks in...Read More
Categories: basilica, travel, vacation,
Form: Blank verse
A Getaway To Ancient Venice
I can still recall the look upon His face

Each thought still makes me go to that enchanting place

The vernal air was floral sweet and honey breezed

 We roamed along Venice's zigzagged lanes and cobbled streets

On our  secret rendezvous,We hugged...Read More
Categories: basilica, love, passion,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Enchantment
How white and blue together recollect us
to the summer sky and the imagined swallows
darting in exquisite geometry
under the great domed space of the heavens,
like the Basilica in Constantinople
containing and giving space.
And how I held you for a moment that was...Read More
Categories: basilica, angel, emotions,
Form: Free verse
terra tilt-a-whirl - for my father
a dream as years go by,

water clock drip ticks,
another revolution,

minutes flown away,

hearts fluttered wide,
sepia childhood silhouetted,

a grip lost in snap-the-whip,

and glimpsing restless spirits,
crowding heaven’s gate,

gold plated, iron bound,

others just waiting,
familiar indistinct,

while clouds like knotted cotton,

frame a high blue portico above,
a...Read More
Categories: basilica, farewell,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Blue tulips
How white and blue together recollect us
to the summer sky and the imagined swallows
darting in exquisite geometry
under the great domed space of the heavens,
like the Basilica in Constantinople
containing and giving space.
And how I held you for a moment that was...Read More
Categories: basilica, blue, devotion, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Christmas Spirit
     "Christmas Spirit"
(Christmas Day in Italian Culture)

as a snowy blanket of white caresses in Winter's glow
and frosty icicles kiss windowpanes in glazy show
a silent atmosphere embraces a starlit sight
while magnificent choir of Angels sing Hosanna O!...Read More
Categories: basilica, holiday, christmas, music, celebration, children, christmas, day,
Form: Kyrielle
Premium Member Nature's Basilica
Canopy of trees

   With light streaming from above

      Form stained glass windows

         For nature's basilica

          ...Read More
Categories: basilica, nature,
Form: Tanka
I'd like to see Venice,
the city of eternal peace
to which poets and painters flock;
the sunset' hues are impressive at dusk.  

I'd like to ride in a gondola,
and admire La Serenissima
while the venetian gondolier sings a familiar song
that everybody loves...row...Read More
Categories: basilica, fantasy, girlfriend-boyfriend, happiness, history, life, love, music,
Form: Rhyme
A city made from nothing,
on a lagoon with shallow waters
to keep the invaders away ;
still today those bell chimes ring out
to remind everyone of her victory
at Lapanto...when the ships
brought back the banners
of the defeated enemy!

Venice's splendor is seen everywhere...
 even...Read More
Categories: basilica, history, music, nature, nostalgia, passion, people, places,
Form: Narrative