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Graham Lindsay

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Church of poetry

In poems we sing
as in a church, said the poets. You know

slim volume/ hymn book, God behind time
we in heaven's judas room

that sort of thing. They said
it'll knock your socks off language

as a way of telling
what lies outside.

The sun leant over
the water like a parent and whispered

blessings in its ear. The light turned itsellf on
again and again.


Graham Lindsay

Last updated 15 July, 2004