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Salt and Light

Salt and Light


Lofty and proud, the mighty cathedral stands,

grandly waits for its faithful servants

(more on fine days - they're not exactly fervent).

Tourists chatter in, grow quiet in its shadowed womb,

some trace vanishing points among the tombs.

A child holds his mother by the hand.


Distant echoes rebound through quire and transept

as the stained glass kaleid...

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Keiryu - Vacant squares

The game of balance has set -

done with the bishop, done with the board -

over the vacant squares we bet

sacrifices - extraneous to doom -

forsaken Queens - overwhelmed by blooms.


Keiryu: 7-9-8 9-9 syllabes scheme.

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