{the #MoSt poetry: 7}

Prompt #7: Write a poem in response to this idea: Notre Dame. This is a prompt from the contest portion of our MoSt 8th Annual Poetry Festival, which will be held on Saturday, February 1st, 2020. The deadline for submissions is Saturday, January 11th, 2020. (For more information, go to our website.)

Predictive text is sometimes helpful for poetry. Typing in “Our Lady Of” and sorting out the location responses gave me these three to work with.

Notre Dame

Our Lady of
One revolution, two world wars, 800 years of countless struggles,
Our Lady of
So many have sheltered within its walls-
Our Lady of
Scoured by flame and wept for – yet rising again.
Our Lady