let nature be your stain glass
but don’t avoid nature from within
-instead from within-
open a window while you pray within
attending in effort
rather than laziness of stagnant day

let nature speak to you
a Mildred B Cooper Memorial outside your heart
growing from your heart
traveling through you as you enter a structure
designed from effort – for effort
giving both

the ease of prayer in nature
and the ease of prayer from nature

let nature be your stain glass
as you sit inside searching through
rather than standing outside
thinking your best foot has been put forward…..

* The Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel is located in Bella Vista, Arkansas, designed by E. Fay Jones. Fay was a student of Frank Lloyd Wright and the chapel was created with the same theme of organic architecture in mind.


About Crazy Irishman

Touted as a working man's poet, Martin Durkin has been writing professionally for the last 12 years. He has appeared in over twenty anthologies across North America, including, "And left a place to stand on", a collection of poems and essays about the late great Al Purdy. Durkin has also published two collections of poetry, "Hypnotic Childhood", and "The Sound of Quish". Over the past 4 years, Durkin has been on hiatus for the most part but has recently come back to the poetry scene creating a poetry site called crazyirishman.wordpress.com, where in the past year he has written over 100 poems and created a cross over page on https://www.facebook.com/crazyirishmanpoetry where he gives a story behind each of the pieces written. View all posts by Crazy Irishman

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