Posts Tagged: churches&chapels

Closed doors waiting for the church bells

“Knock on the door, and you shall have an answer!
Open the heavy walls to set me free,
And blow a horn to call me into the sunlight,
And startled then what a strange thing you shall see!”

(C. Aiken from The charnel rose)
Ivoz-Ramet (B)

When the fierce cold comes, there is the heater

"Grimmige Kälte Sauset hernieder,
Womit nur deck ich
Des Kindleins Glieder!
O all ihr Engel,
Die ihr geflügelt Wandelt im Wind,
Stillet die Wipfel!
Es schlummert mein kind."

(E. von Geibel, no title in Spanisches Liederbuch)
Leuven (B)

Contrasting greetings from Floreffe


Floreffe (B)

Neighbours

Neighbours

“The man that is open of heart to his neighbour,
And stops to consider his likes and dislikes,
His blood shall be wholesome whatever his labour,
His luck shall be with him whatever he strikes.
The Splendour of Morning shall dully possess him,
That he may not be sad at the falling of eve.
And, when he has done with mere living–God bless him!–
A many shall sigh, and one Woman shall grieve!”

(R. Kipling in Neighbours)
Jemeppe-sur-Meuse (B)

Some rose under a cross

Some rose under a cross
Liège-Montegnée (B)