Volume II, Issue IV Winter 2003


Magnificat Anima Mea Dominum - A Song For St. Mary's

Doug Tanoury is primarily a poet of the Internet, with the majority of his work never leaving electronic form. His verse can be read at electronic magazines and journals across the world. Collections of poetry by Doug Tanoury can be found at Funky Dog Publishing and Athens Avenue. His most recent collection, 'Getting Religion', and other ebook collections of poetry by Doug Tanoury can be read and downloaded at The Poetry of Doug Tanoury. Doug grew up in Detroit, and still lives in the area.

Old Barn

At Old St. Mary's there is pipe organ that is
A vertical fantasy that fills the choir loft
It sometime plays while I study
The light filled faces of stained glass saints
Animated with sunrise high in the clerestory

And I feel each note in the wooden pew
The hair on my arms vibrates to a tingle
As candle flames tremble and sway with the music
That showers down from vaulted ceilings
And I am touched where sound meets light

When bass rattles the glass and shakes these walls
And passes through me like the Spirit of God
I place poetry in the collection plate
And watch it carried to the altar surrounded
With bread and wine and music and light


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