Sunday, March 30, 2014

I hear bells ringing


I hear bells ringing, calling,
announcing the hour to come
together, to congregate, even
though digital clocks and
mobile phones set their own hour,
their own time so well that
the bells no longer need
to be rung, but they are rung
anyway, calling those
who can hear them.
Digital clocks can be buttoned
for snoozing; mobile phones
can be turned off,  left to charge
overnight and not turned on.
Bells cannot be denied.


Photograph by Kevin Casper via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.

2 comments:

nance.mdr said...

it's fun
to be a bell ringer

diana said...

One of the reasons we bought the house we did in Santa Barbara 17 years ago was because it was up the hill from a mission style Catholic church - and they ring the bells 3 times a day and before and after every wedding. It's one of my favorite things about living here. Thanks for this lovely reminder of the power those bells carry.