The Cathedral

Posted with sadness for NaPoWriMo day 15.


I heard that Notre Dame was burning.

800 years of history, up in flames

I heard the spire collapsed.

Someone took a video of the flames

Consuming it — I couldn’t watch it.

 

All the famous photographs —

Someone was the last to snap

A photo of its majestic beauty,

Before it turned to fiery fury.

 

Imagine the rose window exploding

From the inside out, Our Lady crying —

 

I heard that Notre Dame was burning.

Never thought it possible

800 years of history, up in flames.

3 thoughts on “The Cathedral

  1. I have been devastated by this all day. I thought about writing a poem about it for today, but I didn’t want to think hard enough about it to write about it. So much beauty, art, and history. I’m heartbroken.

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  2. I saw the footage on the news and have numerous photos from my visits there. I was going to take my kids for the first time this summer to visit Notre Dame – we are all so saddened by what happened. At least no one was hurt and they got a lot of the artifacts out. Thank you for commemorating this sad occasion – I too am not ready to write about it.

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