Tim Baynes: PANAYIA THEOSKEPASTI

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PANAYIA THEOSKEPASTI
Morning Devotions

One by one they enter,
Genuflect,
And kiss the saints.

Pull back the small velvet curtain,
And kiss the Mother of God.

Making the sign of the cross

Offering quiet prayers,
Before leaving there is a final kiss,
For Solomonia, the patron of this church.

And all the time a lady of the parish with broom gently sweeps,
And stoops to scrape the candle wax from the floor,
Sweep, scrape, sweep, scrape, sweep, scrape.
All in the cool dimness of this holy place.

By Tim Baynes

Links Travel stories and drawing journal  http://timbaynes.spaces.live.com
Art, drawing and paintings  http://www.timbaynesart.co.uk

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