Poet’s Corner – The Cloisters

Standing still in a manuscript of time
Medieval arches and tapestries
Grace the cold stone walls in sacred imagery

Saintly statues nod and tilt on altars
In the stillness of the rooms
Speaking silently to each other
Within the cloistered arches

Rows of flowers, daffodils and hyacinths
In orderly patterns in sunny opened spaces
Meditative gardens turn the page to the present

Opening Illustration by Marsha Solomon
“The Cloisters”
Pen and Ink on paper
5.5 inches x 8.5 inches