Sonnet #14: Week of May 28, 2017

welcomejhu

“Inter Sanctos Sors Illorum Est–”
These words carved into stone atop a Church
That I walk past each day became a test
Of memory for me—so I could search
Their meaning. Google gave some Latin clues
But I am not a scholar of that tongue.
And word-by-word translation is a ruse
That’s best for basic travelers. “Among
them is Holy?” With a question mark?
Did not inspire faith. Does it convey
That somewhere in the crowds here and the dark
Is light? I wish that we could find our way
To be the ones so blessed, to walk with grace.
Reflecting holiness in urban space.

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