Anglican Again

by Leonard M Hawkes

I know they left you
Exulting in their departure,
Having found that pearl of greater price,
And water, from which
They would never thirst—
And a land of peace, a land
Of freedom, even our Zion.

But in the cold mid-winter,
In a bitterness that only
Rocky Mountains can produce;
Mystically I hear you every year
And rejoice, delight in His coming,
My old heart willfully reveling
In the foolish traditions of my Fathers.


Author's Note: Christmas Eve listening to "Nine Lessons and Carols."

Posted on 12/24/2009
Copyright © 2024 Leonard M Hawkes

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Posted by Joe Cramer on 12/24/09 at 08:35 PM

... fascinating.....

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