Poetry: Opus Viridis

“Opus Viridis” ©2013 Matthew Paul Buccheri


Shades of verdant Crayola in a lengthy season

Prompt us like the hands of a Grandfather

Where will the sun rise this week?


Torches atop the draped marble, east-facing

Curlicues of gold thread weave about

Like a circulatory system, only more handsome to the eye


Yes! Sanctus Paulus patiently we awaited you:

How now to live after being raised and deified?

He reminds us: continue the trek over the steep hilly summer meadow


Originally published in The Anglican: A Journal of Anglican Identity, (Pentecost 2014, Volume 42, No. 1.).