Through a Cathedral Window

Rethought and rewritten…

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Cathedral Window, Margaret Mair, original art Cathedral Window, Margaret Mair, original art

The window looks both in and out,
Yet no eye sees clearly through it.
Crimson glass transmutes the sun’s
White hot fire to warm red light
Suffusing all nestled inside,
Painting each darkened corner,
Touching each seeking heart,
Enkindling each opened soul.
Sun’s retreat leaves outside
A star-shattered dark;
Now the same glass reflects
The feebler twinklings of
Our own candle-lit stars
Glowing safely sheltered inside
These thick stone walls
Where we, cloistered, wait
For the light of another day’s
Rosy-hued dawning.
The window looks both in and out;
And so do we, hidden behind it.

Written by Margaret Mair
Painting, original art by Margaret Mair

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These Curving Hills

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Bay, M. Mair, original painting Bay, Margaret Mair, original art

You carry an
Ancient wisdom
In your bones
Bequeathed by ancestors
That many eons ago
Freely roamed
Steep wild pastures
Nestled close among
These curving hills.
They moved then
To the rhythm
Of their needs,
Proud and free
As the wind
That blew along
The valleys where
Rivers slaked their thirst,
Coats burnished
By sweet sunlight,
Glimmers caught in
The velvet depths
Of their dark eyes,
Ears cocked toward
The teasing sounds of
Approaching mysteries,
Always and ever alert.
Now you stand
Ears aquiver
And listen as the hills
Share their ancient stories,
Stirring old dreams
Of a perilous freedom
Longtime lost,
Unknown except to
The dreaming depths of
Your wistful soul.

Written by Margaret Mair
Painting, original art by Margaret Mair

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Red Raincoat

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She is Emerging

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Curious Young Boys

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Once, She Danced

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…When the sky was kind
And the sea was gentle
And the sun shone light
Upon her body…
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A Blinding Light

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Only Words

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…This natural wealth
We arrogantly call our own,
Proclaiming it to be
Entrusted to our omniscient care,
Though we do not care
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