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Oakland's cathedralBLACKHOLESDisco-decayedThey cancelled all colorSanctuaries strippedFirst Communions were duller.No crinoline whitesPale hues they stressedOnly pearled-PhariseesAre ever so dressed.Roses, carnations,Flowers, all mannersLeft just to wither‘Gainst assertives’ beige banners.Pillars of marbleCorinthian stylesThey decided to paintLike pink bathroom tiles.Cassocks of redHabits blue, white,Robes of distinctionExtinct over night.Missals with pagesEmbossed in gloss-goldLatin in tintEnglish-black, often bold.Even the ribbonsTo mark scriptural prayersWere of green, yellow, silversSo to keep us from errors.The soft votive flamesThe red opaque glassGave an aura of stillnessLike time could not pass.Yet time it passed,Vividness drainedAnd populations with out colorCannot be sustained.So those undergroundWith red blood in blue veinsBirthed knowledge, the artsGreat virtues they gained.They did not decay-God’s colors, kept greenFor the day up aboveOnce again to be seen.Except for those beigeBanner-like-blind…Gray fertility fadesIn their black open minds.http://hilaryflanery.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2008-09-10T17%3A45%3A00-05%3A00&max-results=8
The Church pictured, I beleive, is the one personally commissioned by Pope John Paul the Great as his gift to the people of Rome.
KATHERINE said..."The Church pictured, I beleive, is the one personally commissioned by Pope John Paul the Great..." and a picture is worth a thousand words...may God have mercy on Pope John Paul II's soul.
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