PF: Tabernacle

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Tabernacle 

Pine trees spire above.
We move along
the narrow aisle of trail,
each step stirring
densely layered needles,
censing the air.

In the distance
an emerald glow
filters through tree trunks,
luminous as stained glass.

Without a word
we stop,
rapt.
Something potent
lies ahead.

©Molly Hogan, 2020 (draft)

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Tricia Stohr-Hunt is hosting this week’s Poetry Friday Roundup at her blog, The Miss Rumphius Effect.

18 thoughts on “PF: Tabernacle

  1. margaretsmn says:

    A beautiful sanctuary in nature.

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  2. Mitchell Linda says:

    I feel the sacred in this piece about this place. My kind of church!

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  3. Tabatha says:

    I like your word choices, Molly, especially “spire,” “aisle,” and “potent.”

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  4. Goosebumps! I am a forest girl now and your poem captures the reverence of such a place. I wrote a wee poem about my forest anniversary walk today that included the word, ‘aisle’. Great minds… 🙂

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  5. lindabaie says:

    The picture, too, has that emerald glow, but I imagine you know that, Molly. I’m always loving your posts, taking me where I go less these days. Thank you!

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  6. cvarsalona says:

    I came to the tabernacle of joy as I strolled through your poem, Molly. Thanks for the peaceful moments.

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  7. janicescully says:

    “Something potent lies ahead” was a very evocative ending. I felt like I was out on that trail. What an amazing photo!

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  8. cbferris says:

    Truly beautiful in picture and words Molly. Hope you guys are well!, Love Cheryl

    On Thu, Jun 18, 2020 at 8:48 PM Nix the comfort zone wrote:

    > mbhmaine posted: ” Tabernacle Pine trees spire above. We move along the > narrow aisle of trail, each step stirring densely layered needles, censing > the air. In the distance an emerald glow filters through tree trunks, > luminous as stained glass. Without a word we stop, ” >

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  9. Ah… what’s coming up next I want to know… Beautiful and gorgeous image you created with:
    “an emerald glow”

    “luminous as stained glass.”

    Thanks for the journey Molly, and image too!

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  10. Karen Edmisten says:

    Gorgeous, Molly! And your photo is a beautiful accompaniment.

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