ST.ANDREW'S PARISH CHURCH

At St. Andrew's parish church

thoughts rise up at once sublime

and bow with cursory respect

where ghosts and guides of old confessors

share the soil with dead professors

 

who always seem to have the answers

while disconcerting questions hang

 

and looking up at moving clouds

follow the finger of St. Andrew's church

in accusation of earthly souls

who regularly fall from celestial grace

though occupying this holy place. 

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raypool

Thu 9th Nov 2017 20:16

Lovely to have your views Tony - always appreciated.

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Tony Hill

Thu 9th Nov 2017 14:18

Another I nearly missed, Ray. I agree with all of the comments below. Tony

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raypool

Wed 8th Nov 2017 20:24

Thanks Keith, glad you like it .

Suki, I was aiming at a sort of Betjeman touch; I'm glad you saw humour throughout - my intention. It's always nice to have your lines repeated in a comment; like someone holding a mirror up!

That's interesting David. Plenty of simple workers must have died around here - according to historical records vagabonds could be incarcerated being unacceptable to society. Unfortunately these included fortune tellers "street performers" and musicians. No chance of me ending up there obviously. I love your assessment of the kids!

Many thanks all.... Ray

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Wolfgar Miere

Wed 8th Nov 2017 08:43

A contemplative English piece Ray.

There are some great and good in St Andrews cemetery, sadly lacking in vagabonds though, which really doesn't reflect the history of that fine Parish.

During school term I have been fortunate enough to sit in the graveyard through the Primary school break time, the play-ground is almost in the graveyard. I love to hear the kids playing and screaming happily, the complete lack of reverence and give-a-fuckery fills me with joy.

David.

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suki spangles

Wed 8th Nov 2017 03:48

Hi there Ray,

Wonderful humour!
where ghosts and guides of old confessors
share the soil with dead professors

Last verse too:
in accusation of earthly souls
who regularly fall from celestial grace
though occupying this holy place.

Pithy and witty..

Suki

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keith jeffries

Tue 7th Nov 2017 23:05

Ray, I just love this. Thanks. Keith

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