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This poem is taken from PN Review 43, Volume 11 Number 5, May - June 1985.

Boy in a Cathedral Jean Earle

The white stick veers him past
Hindrance - or help -
With a bat's tender avoidance.

Under the east window
Is his goal -
Roped from trespass but what does he care -

Where the great festival choirs
Open the vaulted skull
And solo angels,
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