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A Hundred Gourds 1:4 September 2012
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Ellen Compton - US


Abbey


The last notes fade. A quiet moment, then the brothers file out. One by one the candles are extinguished. Chapel empties. Morning has broken over the cloister garden. We head for the bus stop, home, and breakfast.

climbing rose –
plainsong in the voice
of a mockingbird


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