Cathedral Haikus in sequence.

Cathedral stones stained

puckering bird mess and stark light

crumpled cigarettes.


Grass now yellowing

towards a mellow brown;

a seagull cries above


The empty spires.

Hawk, Caw, songs of ancient brick

listen for voices


Of shadowy choirs,

reformers, faithless pilgrims

and the words again:


Amen, Amen, we

say amen, and cast down our

butts near the altar.


4 thoughts on “Cathedral Haikus in sequence.

  1. “cast down our butts” leaves an arresting dual image….my mind went first to the back end of things before flipping to the remains of tainted breath….surprising ending ! LOL

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