Occasional thoughts of an Anglican Episcopal priest

Veils Unveil – A Sonnet (June 10, 2014)

View Through a Cane Back Chair

Veils Unveil – A Sonnet

The caning on the chair is beginning to come undone,
the caning my stepfather did; yes, you know the one.
We put it in the dining room about a year ago
and no one ever uses it; it’s only there for show.

Truth be told, the dining room is seldom ever used.
It’s where we did our taxes, and often leave our shoes.
The cats sit on that old chair and watch the world go by;
they look out through the caning and I often wonder why.

Standing in the kitchen, and looking through the door,
I’m looking through that caning, like a cat, and seeing more
than grass and plants and rocks and things, and passing automobiles.
What unhindered vision blocks, the veil of caning clear reveals.

Imagination and remembrance, hidden meaning all around,
Veils unveil and shadows light; lost memories are found.

by C Eric Funston
10 June 2014

1 Comment

  1. Julie FIsher

    Makes me think of the gospel reading for Sunday. Matthew 28:16-20: “The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted.” Everyone was looking right at Jesus but some still doubted. We all have different veils, I imagine.

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