Monday, March 25, 2013

Conclave (2)

Habemus Papam
Post scriptum

Cardinal Electors,
all one hundred and fifteen of you,
in the recesses of the Vatican
or at home in your dioceses,
thank you for giving us a promising Pope,
one who prefers
cloth to ermine,
spontaneity to a script,
a bus to a limo,
brown sandals to red shoes,
people to the ivory tower,
his own voice to a secretary's,
presence to isolation,
a crowd to a balcony,
a prison to St. Peter's.
Twelve days in,
Hope flickers.
Thank you.

1 comment:

  1. I wish that this letter could be read by the masses Yvette - Your last line, "hope flickers..." resonates - what an uplifting feeling, like coming out of the dark recesses of winter, embarking into spring - only time will tell, but you already know without doubt that the snow has to melt and the sun will shine.