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Poems about religion and religious poems

Church of Thorns

2nd revised edition
Published August 2007
A5, 28pp, stapled, card cover
ISBN 978-0-9547430-7-9
4.00

Contents:
Consolation
– Book
– Script
Chapel
– Mass
Stones
Death & The Hanged Man
– Apocalypse
Fulfilment
– Avalon
Icon
– MIM
Film of the First War’s Shell-Shocked
For the Door of a Vandalised Church
– Chance
Ground

 


Book


This perplexing sheaf, the Bible,
On which are built the longing naves,
Empire’s dome and seamark steeple
Out of the wood’s unbreaking waves,
Engraves fat tombs, and stones that speak
Lowly of ones who sleep; a book
Whose leaves are turned to flint, and saint-
Strewn glass, to marble, ragged oak
And gold, to plaster, cloth and paint,
Which vows all craft shall be shaken
To dust when these dead awaken.
It is a reed sharp and unpliant
As iron; stark peak, fertile as our graves;
A word sprung green among the thorns of print.



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