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Deanery Evensong

Throw back to an age fast slipping away

through a drafty broken leaded window

The single manual organ pulling voices willingly

through long victorian hymns

A learned man, a lover of Old Testament verse

creates a journey  with a prophet man

with a voice still heard in the pleas of the desperate today.

A rare time – a cold, cold church on an evensong evening

well into February with a faithful crowd come to hear  the Word

speak to them today.

In the shadow of the hours

when it was  duty to sit on long hard pews

to ensure salvation of the soul.

Would this still be holding out in fifty years?

Will the single manual still play a tune of love?

or will these vestiges of a faith, sore pressed

have slipped away for good

as the antique bars of the electric fire

gave up in the cold.

St James, Waresley.

February 21, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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