Cherubs (Thursday Doors)
or angel? winged
and naked child—are you
blessing us or bringing us love?
of the sacred and the profane–
you accompany both
The original cherubim in the Bible were fearsome creatures, with two pairs of wings, four faces–lion, ox, human, eagle–and the hooves of a bull.
During the Renaissance cherubs became associated with both putto and Cupid–small naked children with wings. That’s what most of us think of when we hear the word cherub today.
You can’t see the cherubs on this second door from the front–but look carefully at both the inside and the outside of the surround.
I did a double take when I noticed that.
All the details of this door are beautiful.
The poem is a butterfly cinquain for Colleen’s #TankaTuesday prompt.
And as always find more Thursday Doors here.