Sometimes the West door is sealed cameras secreted where gargoyles scrutinize lead roofs people disbarred - or lured by coffee aromas vegan buns and picnickers in pews I wander our churches for whereabouts of worship and coming to the crunch feel God wondering there too
Just 44 words scrunched together for De’s Quadrille: Crunch
36 thoughts on “the crux”
I love the wander-wondering of this, Laura. Wonderful.
I love your wonderful take on it – thank you De
You might wonder, but I think God’s have seen worse things than this…
Thank God I’m not God!
I like your views of St. Pauls. I love the wonder/wander as well. the few times I visited I was always amazed at the picnickers in church pews.
Not so much St. Paul’s but some churches are cafe hybrids
Wonderful description of the church,….. and finding God doing the same as you… wandering.
Yes Vivian good that we found each other there!
I know! 🙂
I love where you took this and I believe that God enjoys those crunching visitors. Whatever it takes!
Crisp packets amongst the hymnals?!
Many years ago when I worked in Cheapside, I used to wander down to St Paul’s on my lunch break. Back then it wasn’t quite so busy in the week, not so many tourists, and it was a place to enjoy peace and quiet, some time to think. I can understand God wondering at the picnickers in the pews.
I love to sit in the churchyard but do not pay to go in!
I also used to like sitting in the churchyard if St Mary-le-Bow.
Ahh Bow bells!
Dear ladies, sorry that I fail to resist nosing into this conversation. Here’s why: Whenever I’m in the UK, I often park my car near St Mary-le-Bow, eat in Bread Street Kitchen or the sort and hang round the churchyard of St Paul’s (never paid to get in either). So, next time if you see a Chinese guy with a young family of five in the area, maybe you can give him a shout and ask if he’s a pescetarian. Lol
Will do, Colin!
Marvelous commentary, Laura!
Thank you for a marvellous comment Jilly 🙂
My pleasure, Laura. Always enjoy your work!
I liked God’s wondering and the sound of “picnickers in pews”. That was a very nice photograph. It reminded me of stained glass which would fit the church theme.
crunchy picnickers! that effect was from when I had a bit of spell with Deep Dream Generator
That ending line calls for a deeper reflection between God and ourselves ~ Love your perspective ~
so well observed – thank you for putting it into words
This was a wonderful poem. So descriptive… cameras in Gargoyles and God wondering with you among the pews!! Perfect!
thank you – it arose from my renascent faith and frequent church visits – surprised myself that it followed from ‘crunch’ though
It worked very well!
There’s a small caf in St Paul’s crypt but I’ve never seen anyone picnicking in the pews. I must watch for this next time that I’m there.
crypt cafes are at least away from the nave — with other city churches though the intention is perhaps to pull people in, in order that they might also partake of the spirit
Great take on the prompt. You had me a little confused with “rooves,” which I assume is meant to be a plural of roof? But once I got past that, I loved the underlying theme.
Old usage but it seems to sound better than the shorter oof – like hooves rather than hoofs
That last line somehow had me wondering if the Lord had a whip of cords in hand to chase after the merchants of candles and coffees.
As long as the aim is to gather the flocks the shepherd will not cast them out
And these are the days when many claim to belong to the pen, and many claim to be the shepherd. Wanderers on the pasture … wondering if they’re faithfully following. *sigh*
I love the thought of you and God wandering and wondering amid the pews.
Always on the look out!
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