Thursday, July 09, 2015

St Philip

St Philip & St James (Anthony, Cornwall)

In quiet reflection, between the trees,
the church enquires of the sky.
Chorister birds hymn within
its curtaining hedgerow,
the holy of holies
unassailed by parishioners.
Midweek fear keeps the door locked -
a chastity belt
confronting passersby
in their pilgrim wanderings.
This tent of meeting
forbidding company;
God is abroad.

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