Lonely God – Tanka 2022 #ThursdayDoors

68, rue du Petit-Champlain- Image credit: mmm-yosotypepad.com

thru a narrow door

a lonely god visits

a wide city;

‘the beautiful’ valley

God’s gift put to good use


Written for Thursday Doors – Dan Antion @ No Facilities


Number 68 rue du Petit-Champlain, Quebec City is typical of the mid-19 century brick architecture of this Canadian city whose motto is “putting the gift of God to good use.”

This building along with the entire street was purchased in the 1960s to revitalize that area—once considered North America’s first commercial district. The building houses the Théâtre Petit-Champlain which showcases local musical talent and drama.

However, it is not this theater’s front door façade (pictured below) that garners attention; but, it is this unassuming red Emergency Exit door from the theatre that has received renown.

Trivia: This “Red Emergency Exit door” is famous as the mythical portal from South Korea to Canada for an immortal named “Goblin” in South Korea’s popular and critically acclaimed 2016-2017 TV Series, Guardian: The Lonely and Great God. Years after the show’s last episode, fans still line up to take their photo in front of this “Red Door.”

Wider Angle:

Image Credit: canadaguide.ca

Building’s Facade below:

68, rue du Petit-Champlain, Quebec City – Image credit: patrimoine.ville.Quebec

Published by Suzette Benjamin

Positive thinker, inspirational, writer, faith

36 thoughts on “Lonely God – Tanka 2022 #ThursdayDoors

  1. Ah isn’t this to beautiful this wonderful gift of learning. What is so striking how learning is link to all forms of the arts and the crafts and how people in Canada and South Korea as example here engages commerce to make their towns and villages to thrive.
    I love how it is presented here
    It all first starts with God.
    And how you describe here the visitation of the Spirit personified through the lonely god, upon the valley.

    Interesting information, I must do some study of the movie too.

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    1. Oh wow! It is striking to me how well you have teased out the truth and the spirit of this poem in its relevance to the door, to Quebec City and to South Korea.
      This little door, as do many important things represents so much more. Amen.
      Glad you enjoyed the share an its divine and theatric connections.
      Peace to you. And thank you for the time and energy that you spend sharing your comments in such sparkling detail. I appreciate that beyond words.

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      1. Oh thank you so much Poet.
        It makes me so happy, to hear you enjoy reading my interpretation of you most fascinating Tanka and how it relates to the history of the door and the two countries.
        It is truly divine to read poetry in this way.
        I delight.
        You are most welcome, thank you.

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  2. What a beautiful building and alleyway. Your poem and the pic remind me of all of the gifts that are tucked away, which we can tease out when we are gifted information to do so. I have a ‘thing’ for quaint alleys. Gorgeous poem, Suzette.

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      1. Exactly so, so much to explore and discover, the world is full of possibilities. Ah, I like angled buildings too. Most welcome, Suzette. Always. Wishing you a lovely Friday and coming weekend!

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