Elizabeth Cordes and
Ann Marie Williams

Ann Marie Williams
Toward a New Jerusalem

Inspiration piece

By Elizabeth Cordes

The yellow orb, unmoving,
sits atop the unchanging sky
like a relic,
refusing to fall.
It is a castaway from our old world,
as we are.
It is nameless,
as we are.

The mirrored landscape
broadens before us
(jealous, mocking).
It has no history as we do.

At the end of our journey
lies a city.
It will not let us carry
the old into new.
Its dazzling reflection
blinds us,
turns us away.

We must leave
all that we are
behind us
before we may enter.

We refuse.



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  1. Posted June 2, 2010 at 8:33 am | #

    I love Anne Marie’s painting.

  2. Posted November 24, 2015 at 11:30 pm | #

    [14]Yes, Liz you did a beautiful job. I saw some of the qulits and saw her joy in doing them. I am glad that I knew the Lady, Flora, personally. You see she was not only my friend but my 7th grade teacher. She had a love for Kentucky History about as much as qulits. She always took her class to Harodsburg in order for the children to further their education on KY. Her qulits were a joy to look at and all the town knew John Bill and Flora Allen. One daughter was a year ahead of me in school and the other 2 yrs behind. Berea was truly blessed to have such a fine family and Flora truly started a lot of quilters in this town. Thanks for sharing girls.[] Reply:October 14th, 2011 at 9:07 pmThank you Janet for sharing your story with me. It was really an honor to help tell her story. Sorry, it took me so long to reply- it’s a new blog host, and I’m on a learning curve .[]