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Monday, January 12, 2015

Compline at St. Mark's II

Sitting in the quiet
unfinished cathedral
waiting with other pilgrims
and recovering pharisees
for the Compline Choir
to file in and form a singing
circle in the only lit corner
of the nave, I look up
and ponder --
what pithy phrases
would Montaigne
have inscribed
on these wooden beams
a-plenty --

if he could have
reached them?