Reverence in Stone

Rome Street

amidst Roma’s babble
traffic, crowd, tourist and citizen
meticulous chaos level 10
ambush of aromas: pleasant – fetor
banquets on each junction
sandal-worn cobblestone
turn and turn and turn
alley or path or throughway, still
finding multitudes of plain façades

rome-church-may-9-2015

seemingly unembellished, unremarkable
but to trod hallow earth

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lavish feasts greet the eye
classical, Byzantine, gothic
each gilded to devotion’s appetite
bathed in bloody tears

photos and poem 2015 by DC Lessoway

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