Leslie Philibert

Bronze Star - 2,826 Points (6th March 1954 / London, England)

Buxtehude And Rain - Poem by Leslie Philibert

Broken chords forced through a sodden door,
the church fallen in standing water, as if

derailed, silent watchers gathering before
broken wheels and piston steam, thrilled

and waiting for a hand to turn out the lights,
a half-round face behind a door spending

a blessing, a saint nodding over a job well done,
the crucifix over the door lost in the darkening.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 11, 2012

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