France 1090
(issued 5-23-1964)
Madonna & Child from
Rose Window of Notre Dame

La Rose de Notre Dame

O Notre Dame
The soul is aflame
Zodiac of fire
Instantly inspire
Petals to grow
The Rose to glow
Concentric rings
Prophets & Kings
Gathering to pray
Brilliant array
Musical precision
Mystical vision
Infinite ocean
Eternal motion
All is converging
O Blessed Virgin.

Peter Y. Chou
Paris, 8-5-1979