The Catholic Parish of
Saint John Henry Newman

 Covering most of East Leeds


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Model of models;
Virgin smile over
The ageless babe

My portrait is in the world’s
Motherhood without

A husband; chastity
My complexion. Cradle
of flesh for one

not born of the flesh.
Alas, you painters
of a half-truth, the

Poets excel you.
They looked in under
my lids and saw

as through a stained glass
window the hill
the infant must climb

the crookedness of
the kiss he appended
to his loving epistle

R S Thomas

Published Fri 27th Dec 2013 18:55:44

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