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By the intense breath of the miner's lamp light

my mind is focussed, body as mind

supported by a thought so strong

it becomes my essence, my reasoning. 


Bring light and love to her I say

a pause for the light then:

bring light and love to her I say

intoned for a seamless eternity

while the unwavering eye watches me. 


I can see the master planner in the small anteroom

his green loose workwear as he stands and we sit

to hear a resume, the results of fasting,

of internal investigations, listening to his

measured tone of guarded optimism. 


The photographs, booklet of explanations

we take away down drawn out corridors to the exit.

Now we wait for the next move. 





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Thu 13th Jun 2024 22:33

Thanks all for your likes, Tom, Stephen, Aisha, Holden and Tim.

An interesting and thoughtful comment David. I personally have used a miner's lamp for concentration and meditation as it is unwavering . The ceremony as such involved the NHS and was quite daunting shall we say.....


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David RL Moore

Wed 12th Jun 2024 16:29

Seems like ceremony awaiting response, like a voice awaiting its echo.

Curiously beguiling.


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