Church Doors and more

vesper bells—echos
bowed over the door–

murmured, luminous–
whispered echos
permeate the door

the bethel door
cast in echos–
sacred, luminous

behind the echos the door waits, bathed in light—luminous

Holy Trinity Church has wonderful doors–above is a close up of one of the three main entrances. But the rectory doors are also beautiful–and the gate to the parish center, and the side door too.

One of the homeless men waiting for the parish center to open particularly wanted me to photo the statue inside. So I did.

My poem is a tritina, a form I haven’t attempted in a long time, for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday, where Willow Willers provided the synonym words, twilight and hue.

In other (excellent!) news, Nina drove into the city for a visit and lunch–we haven’t seen each other since January 2020. She brought me a wonderful pot of succulents, which I put by the window in my workspace. What a treat, on all counts. She promises to post something soon.

And here are some of the flowers now blooming in Riverside Park. It’s still quite warm, and they seem to like it.

You can join in Thursday doors here.

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38 responses to “Church Doors and more”

  1. Dan Antion says :

    These are wonderful doors! I’m glad you included the photo of the statue. I love the iron gates and fences. I also like the stone fretwork around the rectory door. Nice group today (and the flowers are lovely).

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  2. msjadeli says :

    Beautiful doors with lovely latticework on the archways. I can’t help but feel a little sorry for where they’ve placed the beautiful sculpture, surrounded by cement and behind iron bars 😦 So glad you got a chance to see Nina! Glad she will be posting again soon.

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    • memadtwo says :

      I agree about the sculpture, but I suspect they are trying to protect it from vandalism. Religious institutions seem to be a particular target for some reason.

      Yes, great to see Nina in person and catch up.

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  3. msjadeli says :

    p.s. your poem brings light to the church building. Also, the plants: the coleus (colored leaves) likes cooler weather and now that the heatwaves are gone it’s happy.

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  4. merrildsmith says :

    Beautiful doors, and your words as Lisa say bring the light. Lovely photos, and I’m happy that you and Nina got to visit.

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  5. Claudia McGill says :

    I am touched that you carried out the homeless man’s request and that you and Nina could meet, that makes me smile.

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  6. davisbrotherlylove says :

    I wonder if Holy Trinity Church has a door curator. Nice addition to your door journey, Kerfe.

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  7. sustainabilitea says :

    Even the plants are attractive in this gallery. 🙂 The church reminds me of some I’ve seen in Philly when visiting our daughter.


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  8. calmkate says :

    Great shots, so glad you two caught up!

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  9. boundlessblessingsblog says :

    Wonderful pictures of such rare and beautiful doors, Marta.

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  10. Ingrid says :

    Those really are impressive doors and frames! Pleased you got to meet up with Nina after so long 😊

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  11. robertawrites235681907 says :

    Hi Kerfe, a lovely poem to go with splendid doors. They really are quite beautiful and I like the statue too. I am glad you got to have lunch with Nina, I am sure that was great fun.

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  12. Manja Maksimovič says :

    Lovely news, doors and flowers, and that statue too. He knew.

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  13. Teresa says :

    Love the doors and the flowers.


  14. Colleen M. Chesebro says :

    I love the pagan carvings around the door to the rectory, Kerfe. The stag often represents spiritual enlightenment which is certainly appropriate. The grapes hint at wine, but I’ve read a theory that Eve actually ate of the grape, and not the apple, which would give this door a new meaning. You know I love your door photographs. 😀 I like the tritina form and the repetition of the word “luminous.” I’m glad you and Nina had a great visit. Loved this post, Kerfe. ❤


  15. judeitakali says :

    Ahh such beautiful photos. I love the church ones the most.

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