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la Bonne Mère, Marseille ~ sw'itch

Notre-Dame de la Garde

the good mother

stands upon a fort

and fortress still

a quiet faith

overlooking the sea

and guiding sailors back to

heart and hearth

Stella Maris, the star of the sea

or

Hodegetria, she who shows the way

strong and built upon stone

and the countless before

in prayers

then and now

the highest point

to exhale goodly desires

like incense toward

the Heavens

Deipara, Dei Genitrix, the god-bearer

Tehotokos

Sancta, sancta, purissma, immaculata


Rise and ascend

something larger

beats below the tenuous

strings of the universe

it is not us

surely

https://www.atlasobscura.com/things-to-do/france/relics-and-reliquaries

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