Too Sacred to be Uttered

Entering
step, step
the signal gong
ting, ting
leading the celebrant
Solemnity tears.

The hall
where guests
gathered
daily for
eighteen months.
In empty space.

Processing in
upwelling tears
invisible guests
made manifest
Unnameable tears.

Yes, emotions this morning as we open our doors for guests to come and stay here at the monastery. It is indeed a solemn occasion. Unnameable tears – too sacred to be uttered

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6 thoughts on “Too Sacred to be Uttered”

  1. First morning service from our local priory, this morning, too. I very much appreciated being there, after all this time. Masks were worn (except for the precenting), numbers were limited, and social distancing was in place but it felt good to be back.

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