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A Winter Minster

Michael Earls 1875 – 1937



And all the grottoed aisles along,
Where servitors rejoice,
The chorused echoes run-

Oremus nos.

The inspiration of the breeze
Gives every reed a voice
From tenebrae and silences;
Over the valleys borne,
Come organ harmonies;
And when the low winds call,
The pines with miserere mourn
A requiem musical,
Softer than moonbeams fall
Across the starry oriels of night,
Flooding the azure round
With hushed delight
And sanctity of sound.
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Submitted on August 03, 2020

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Characters 423
Words 73
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 3, 13

Michael Earls

Michael Earls, S.J. was a Jesuit priest, as well as a writer, poet, teacher, and administrator. more…

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