Monday, June 30, 2014

On a Service in the Hagia Sophia

Water-clear chant pours from the loft,
echoed on column, nave, and icons,
golden harmony on gilt leaf;
voices raised in praise,
fingers lifted in blessing.
Candles slowly burn,
liturgy tumbles mellifluous from the priest,
chords, inversions peal from the choir
for centuries and millennia,
for glory and for beauty.

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