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Poem by Richard Maslen:
The Hart And The Angel

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Poem by Richard Maslen:
The Hart And The Angel

Cleo at the Great North Door

Blythburgh Church across the River Blyth

The moon, a thin crescent, lit from within.
To the Eastward, The Plough, bright in deep space
And now here, the White Hart, whose yellow lights
Resemble a cruise liner out at sea.

Our White Hart, his slim neck collared with gold,
Badge of some noble line I do not know,
Glistening in the night, his status supreme
In his niche above the Prior's Courtroom,
So long ago, those days, when he was fixed.

The Hart watches us unblinking, head up,
Gold coronet, rich necklace, staring out.
Only our tall angel above our heads
Has some of his power, empty eye sockets
Looking over us all, into our eyes.
Her fierce face deflecting questions. Just look,
She says, look at my face and the White Hart,
Symbols of then and now, calling us all,
Requiring our attention and our love.

17th December 2006
By Richard Maslen
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(White Hart with gold coronet: Badge of King Richard the Second, Blythburgh Suffolk)

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