May. 17, 2017

The Monastery

Voices rise and fall,
In melded harmonies and unsettling dissonance,
The haunting tones echoing through ancient halls.

Unity in song,
Praising our divine Creator, lifting spirits for us all,
Sending sound up to the heights 'tween hallowed walls.

Proud arches 'midst panes of many hues;
Smoke, wafting through the nave, settles o'er the altar;
The centuries before have heard the ritual calls.

Music woven together,
Communing in great peace, breathing all as one,
Accompanied by naught ~ Pure love, the heart enthralls.

Kira Braun