Snatch

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A consumed moon’s meagre light;
I pause, mourning this grey life.
Let me look at you —
ear lobes like pearls from tissue,
the emollient pallor of your royal flesh.
My finger probes your lips
as an owl hoots its presence:
I imagine your soul,
the skulls of saints

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

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England: Lincolnshire Church Targeted… Again

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Gosberton church in happier times during the recent spring flower festival.

I’m sorry to say that Gosberton church in south Lincolnshire has been targeted by lead thieves once more, within 48 hours of the first incident.

All I can do is point you to the link below for the full disturbing story:

https://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/lead-thieves-strike-at-gosberton-parish-church-again-9070671/

Lead Stolen From Beautiful English Church Roof (see link at bottom)

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I had to share this story, a sad testament of our times, see link below.

We only visited this lovely church two weeks ago for the annual flower festival. There was a beautiful floral tribute to the Beatles, based on their ‘Abbey Road’ album (see above).

Sad to think that despite local people taking so much time and care to look after these wondrous buildings, that something like this can happen overnight. And it’s by no means an isolated case.

https://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/appeal-after-lead-stolen-from-the-roof-of-gosberton-parish-church-9070606/