Illumination

When I find myself

In troubled times

Mother Mary comes to me

She speaks words of wisdom

Let it bleed

Our prompt today at NaPoWriMo.net: “I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that invokes a specific object as a symbol of a particular time, era, or place.” In my chaotic brain this little poem has at least three layers of meaning, maybe more.

To me reading it wrings, it grates, it’s clumsy writing – but I’ll let it be.

Title: Manuscript Leaf with the Crucifixion, from a Missal
Date: ca. 1270–80
Geography: Made in Paris, France
Culture: French
Medium: Tempera and gold on parchment
Dimensions: Overall (folio): 8 3/4 x 5 7/8in. (22.2 x 14.9cm)
Mat: 19 1/4 x 14 3/16 in. (48.9 x 36.1 cm)
Classification: Manuscripts and Illuminations
Credit Line: Purchase, Bequest of Thomas W. Lamont, by exchange, 1981
Accession Number: 1981.322

Art found on The Met.

8 thoughts on “Illumination

  1. SelmaMartin

    Can I assume you like the Beatles? I’ll assume…
    Wow, your poem, I like it. Yes, let it bleed! I have a few thoughts on what that could be. And I want it to bleed. It’s a good idea to keep the relationship going with Mother Mary. She knows! Thanks for sharing. All the best.

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