prayers (intersession, adoration, confession) #poem #poetry

whisper,
you who know to whisper
intercessions
(prayers on behalf of others)
songs of love and songs of sorrow
for the sailors from the depths of the tomorrow
sleepy bibles rub their eyes
in the Basilica of San Nicola

whisper,
you who know to whisper
adorations
(homages to blooming flowers)
on Sunday afternoon the air is moist
the tropic breathes mangoes and strawberries
white linen heated bodies covers
symphonies are lusting for their lovers

and,
when you will reach the point of the confession
stop whispering
kneel in front of me
i am your love
your sin, and your redemption
i don’t know past
i don’t know future
i am the last verse of an unknown psalm
and the forever ardor
captured in between your palms

draft
@short-prose-fiction
image: Elena Ray/Shutterstock

 

76 thoughts on “prayers (intersession, adoration, confession) #poem #poetry

  1. Good morning G. Speechless. Not many people can do that to me. Breathless, sensual, wistful are the words that comes to mind. I will say it in a whsiper “this was a gorgeous piece of writing.”

    Bless you for all of the inspirations you shower upon us.

     
    1. Ay.. Good morning, Drew! Thank you so much for the praise. You are so good to me.

      Well, you are not quite speechless 🙂 You are still whispering 🙂

      Have a fabulous day, Drew. May you always be inspired!

       
  2. Lol. Let me tell you, I am very inspired today. Working on my manuscript….and how should I put this….feeling magic in the air.

    Very grateful for all the inspiration you give me. Thank you.

    Have a wonderful day. 😊

     
    1. If inspiration is in the air I am certainly retreating 🙂
      May you have a creative day, and may you be showered with love.
      Take care, Drew!

       
    1. Aw… Eric! Perfection? Thank you so much. I am blushing.
      I hope you are having a wonderful afternoon in beautiful England!

       
      1. It’s dusk, as light fades, silence grows, I’m reading you … a line of Sam to Erin – ‘blushing reveals a lot about you – your sensitivity, your barely hidden vulnerability, your ability to show emotion – and apparently those that blush make great lovers … I may not be blushing but I’m certainly smiling as I sign off for now.’

         
      2. What a gorgeous line, Eric! Sam and Erin. I miss them. Where are they?
        Enjoy the rest of your day 🙂

         
      3. Looking forward to the next year so I can hear from them 🙂

        “as always with each other”

         
  3. contrition and adoration interlacing like the fingers on the hand offering this supplication, just magnificent G! many blessings for a wonderful 2019 to you!

     
  4. Such a wonderful poem. Like a prayer, it seems to build to a moment of revelation. Whispers of intercession and adoration, then the glimpse of the unwritten psalm. I also love the image of Bibles rubbing their sleepy eyes. It has a fantastic/miraculous quality about it that’s just enchanting. Wonderful work, G!

     
    1. David, thank you so much for your magnificent comment. Your comments brighten my day and inspire me.
      “Bibles rubbing their sleepy eyes.” I thought you might like that.
      Have a fabulous evening, and thank you once again!

       
  5. This is so beautifully expressed especially these lines
    ”and then
when you will reach the point of the confession
stop whispering
and kneel in front of me
i am your love
your sin, and your redemption
i don’t know past
i don’t know future
i am the last verse of an unknown psalm
and the forever ardor
captured in between your palms”

     
  6. I need to delve into your older work of my own accord G, as it seems you have been writing these sigh-inducing gems for a long time. I literally want to lose myself in this poem, confess my sins at it’s alter. So beautiful! Xoxo

     
    1. Hey there my dearest R,
      Thank you so much for your comment. It touched my heart.
      You don’t need to do that. I am happy to have you here whenever you can.
      Wishing you a beautiful weekend.
      Love, hugs, chocolate.

       
      1. Ahhh but reading your work is my pleasure gorgeous G. A beautiful weekend to you too. Love and hugs and all the things that make you happy. Do you drink coffee?

         
      2. Oh, that’s so kind of you, R.
        Do I drink coffee? Not too often. From time to time I get one. Am I the only one in the world that does not drink coffee on a regular basis?
        🙂

         
      3. Healthier? New studies show that drinking coffee has great benefits. You know how it goes. What was bad three years ago is good now.
        Love and hugs to you R. And chocolates.

         

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