Ascension Day No. 1, a poem by Peter Menkin

Religious and spiritual poem that reflects on a trip to Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA USA with a friend in the year 2000. No. 1 was written in 2008. Aspiring poet Peter Menkin is also known as a “Parish Poet” because his poems appear on the website of and newsletter of Church of Our Saviour (Episcopal), Mill Valley, CA USA. An image of the Church in Mill Valley (north of San Francisco) ends the poem. It was taken by Rick White, Peter’s neighbor who is 77 years old (as of 2008). Rick has 9 children, 20 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. He worked as a travel photographer, and as an advertising agency art director. The first image of the poetry movie is “Bird of Paradise,” taken at Wanshishan Botanical Gardens, Xiamen, Fujian, Chine circa 2007–taken by Rick White.
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