The Poet Dreams of the Nun & The Architect
Anna Elkins (bio)

You who never met
who built an invisible castle who built a hidden city
who left one order to build another who named one catacomb after another
From her Prologue: From his Preface:
“May this account render Him glory and…” “These remarks were intended to appear…”
living stones dead bones
To build the unseen, remove the rubble
to pave a path to God to pillar collapsing streets from beneath
Holy the stone the builders rejected Holy the rejection, holy the acceptance
Holy the stone that yields water Holy the city without residents
Holy, holy, holy heaven Holy preserving of earth
Make holy the hope of stones

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