WL Schuett

Hymns of Previous Souls

walking up this abandoned road 

are the footsteps lost in time 

where borrowed memories float 

and ancient bells do chime 


the holiness of a lost cathedral 

when you push the doors aside 

the mysteries of a fallen age 

their prayers felt deep inside 


hear the songs of the previous souls 

their melodies soft but clear 

singing in a mourning choir 

those hymns we hold so dear 


sermons here are set in wood 

as they reverberate through the wall 

layers of dust and dirt have settled on 

the teachings of Peter and St Paul 


this ancient barn once 

so majestic and revered 

collapsing on its own axeis 

has slowly all but disappeared 


solemly chant the ancestral names 

of all those who came before 

who worked , lived and loved 

but who can worship here no more 



  • Accidental Poet

    The tree and barn look so incredibly real as in the late afternoon sun. And your words are just as real. Look and listen closely and the barn and souls are still there in lost time. AWESOME!!! ; )

    • WL Schuett

      That's the essence thanks AP

      • Accidental Poet

        You're welcome WL. ; )

      • FredPeyer

        Great painting, you captured the light beautifully! And the poem is awesome!

        • WL Schuett

          Thank you brother Fred

        • myself and me

          The Sun shine on the shabby barn, reflect old-day's glory. The luxuriant tree nourish previous souls.

          Beautiful painting with nostalgic poem.

          • WL Schuett

            Thanks M&M reflect old days glory love it

          • Nicholas Browning

            I felt this. Good work.

            • WL Schuett

              Thanks Nicholas

            • Michael Edwards

              Super painting and a great nostalgic write.

              • WL Schuett

                Thanks Michael

              • Goldfinch60

                Beautiful write, old building are wonderful to go into, the stories they could tell are intriguing.

                Wonderful painting WL.

              • WL Schuett

                I did this painting maybe 15 years or so ago , I painted this barn a couple times a wonderful old place that has since been taken down , thanks for relating

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