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    The Book of Kells


    Through the shroud of time


    an inkling of oak gall

    and vellum

    Scriptum

    Scriptorium.

    The strained eye

    the laboured hand,

    Abraham's altar'ed ram.

    A stained glaze sacrifice

    daughters thought, a flame

    to light the darkened land

  • #2
    Ah yes those far off days when there was little difference between religion, politics and the exploitation of the masses. If fragments of the true cross were authentic Christ must have been crucified on a cross over eighty feet high. The only interpretation of the bible was in Latin which was only understood by the monks was simply another power tool to promote their dominance over the believers.

    An interesting poem which deals with pain staking brilliance of which this and many others illuminate the past but also has a dark side too.
    Nice one friend.
    John

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    • #3
      Nicely formed on this one JT. Dip into the "shape" of the poem and create velvety lines of remembrance.

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      • #4
        It's another piece coming from a single word, inkling
        which was from a short form news item on Bloomberg
        I thought I remembered the word having cartoon implications
        as well as representing a smattering of knowledge. it lead to a mental
        image of the illuminated characters heading verses

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