Photograph: Saint Margaret’s Minster, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, England

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Photograph by Francis Barker 2020

Photograph: Mother and Child

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copyright Francis Barker 2020

Poem From A Picture: ‘Passage of Prayer’

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Someone once said prayers for your soul,
memories still fresh with loss.
They even built a monument,
with likenesses to make them recall and think.
Then time and event began to smooth over
the prickly edges of their pain,
and soon they too were gone,
the prayers being said no more,
save as thoughts in agnostic minds
as to the nature of faith

copyright Francis Barker 2020