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     A Review of Poetry, Prose, and Art - Summer 2001

Rose Runes

Poems by Arthur Durkee

Inside that rose window
so carefully assembled in the east wall:
a labyrinth of light.

At high morning,
see it etched on the cathedral floor,
a road of blue, red, gold, a flowering field.

At midnight, the rose-trail flickers
with light from a thousand candles, the church
a kindling tinderbox for All Souls'.

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