The above painting is by El Greco. I hope your path of flowers leads you to return.
The Flowers Of Saint Francis (Inspired by Rossellini's film of the same name)
I am a follower, a flower
in the merciful sun.
I was told by fire of miracles
won by faith and ardent,
Miracles are each vignettes
extolling the whole, real miracle
revolving constantly through turquoise
in impermanent jade waves:
(Paradox ~ Memory ~ Truth's Parasol)~~~~~~~~~~~~~
If it happened once ---------- love -----------
if only witnessed internally,
experienced as nostalgia?
into which I peered
is peaceful ~~~~~~~~~~~~ just as
peering in the first place
provoked such peace primarily
but a part of all I follow,
a flower in the merciful light.