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By Anne Hodnette and Michael Alma

ISBN 9781915803023


Poetry Celebrating the Survival of a Thousand-year-old Church

A church cleaved from the land
joy of learning from these painted walls
a building of sorts, parcel-wrapped, begging to be found
we shift and change with light and season
faith is a light that keeps on burning
only the church remains ─ that and lasting belief
the church’s own pilgrim
the more we learn the less we know
lost churches, vestiges of yesterday
you were witness to it all

Witness: St Mary's, Houghton-on-the-Hill

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