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Lay for the Day
22nd September

The feast of St Cecilia, the patron saint of music.

For Music

There must be a poem
whose surface is nervous,
sensible as skin,
whose power is to roll the stars in
and whose heart is the heart
to express glory.

John Gibbens,
from The Improvised Version, Vol. 1


The Lay Reader: an archive of the poetic calendar