Lay for the Day 29th
The feast of St Peter and St Paul. (See also 25th
January, the feast of the conversion of Paul, for a poem about the
Apostle to the Gentiles).
the book of Praises:
Of St Peter
The brawny legs and blue feet
Of the surge; at the cocks third stretch and ruffle,
A stiff neck bowed and gone. Dear water-walker,
Dear denier, your love, of all, is realest
To us, because the most rebuffed, the most tried
And sorely pleaded. Between us and the sun
You stand with the shadow you drag, that heals us,
With your outbursts, your leaps and weeping, steady.
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