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Speaking to the Soul: The holiness of broken things

Speaking to the Soul: The holiness of broken things

‘The Holiness of Broken Things’
– for Charles Schweigert and St. Catherine

the base is the ark
where Noah cradled all creatures
the base is the barque
where Christ slept through the storm
anchoring a broken orb
of once rusty scrap metal
transformed by faith in beauty
the martyr’s wheel rises
the break beatified
by a fragrant halo
silvery traces of the soul’s flight
toward paradise
leaving behind
for our solace
a delicate blue flower



Poem by Karin Temple of Grace Episcopal Church, Astoria, OR

Image: Sculpture: St Catherine by Charles Schweigert


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