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The Dream of the Monstrance

Fiona Sampson

      Imagine a line, straining out
      of dimming earth. Its vertical's
      the unassuageable cry
      desire utters when doubt,
 
      always its double, conquers it:
      like street lights, staining a spacious sky
      invisible.
                         Now - angle
      your gaze along this, till you meet
 
      whatever travels the other way;
      some glint or catch, a give in night's
      impassiveness - the whicker-flight
      of geese. Promising you may
 
      be lifted up; as by a Will
      which comprehends your urgent call.
Taken from 'Common Prayer'...
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