WHEN AMONG PAINTED ICONS
by Sistra Kristova
Copyright 2012 by A.A. Pfeifer
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I dedicate this small volume to Diane, who unwittingly sent me down a path of poetry-writing after giving me a book of reflections by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. You might see his influence in some of these poems, especially the ones about the Incarnation.
You will also see my own lived experiences in them. I like to think that being a restless, curious kid in the 1960s led quite naturally to becoming a Roman Catholic sister in the 1970s. But read my poems (please!) and maybe you can be the judge of that.
1. Curriculum Vitae
Who am I? Sister, singer,
And you? Father, Son, Ghost, Three
and One, Spirit and
Flesh, Mystery Guest.
And we together? Dinner
and dance, a pageant, a ball --
a parade on Mardi-Gras!
2. Like a Child
To trust in love that might hide
behind stone -- to reach
for light that scatters