Getting one’s Priory right

You could hear the bells calling them to mass,
Hear the swish of robes on the flagstones.
The gentle murmur of prayer,
The dignity of their movements.
Standing in the shadows,
Their presence engulfs all other senses,
Their belief strong and true,
‘Something’ washes over you.
You are lost in a moment of time.
Eyes closed, you feel yourself drifting,
Lifted above where you are
To a higher plain of awareness,
Touching nothing, feeling everything,
A part of your surroundings,
Embraced by The Holy,
Absorbed into their prayers.
The sounds whisper away into the alcoves,
You awaken from your trance,
Back into the grounds of reality,
There is no-one there.

Priory – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a beautiful old yellow stone priory with ivy growing up the sides.

Written for KL Caley’s Write Photo 9th June 2022.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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12 Responses to Getting one’s Priory right

  1. Sadje says:

    Very spiritual

  2. willowdot21 says:

    Beautiful Di 💜💜

  3. murisopsis says:

    Love this one! You paint a very vivid picture!

  4. Nope, Not Pam says:

    What a beautiful poem, very uplifting

  5. Jemima Pett says:

    I like this. Definitely getting swept away in the moment, and the atmosphere.

  6. Pingback: #Writephoto Round-Up – Priory – New2Writing

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