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Dedicated to Bede Smith SVD

 

In a painting on the altar,

The man is perfected,

And the woman smiles

With beatitude.

 

Her nimbus and his shadow

Are glowing with the ichor

That sustains an inner life.

 

I kiss this icon

As an act of veneration.

May these saints be

Guardians of my soul.

 

1990

 

 


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