Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

A Poem For St. Bridget's Day

                                    BRIGHID'S BISHOPS


                                    No man shall serve as bishop save

                                    A working smith:  such a one as can craft

                                    A broad brooch of filigree work

                                    Or set me a stone in a silver ring.

                                    Let him be hammering gold to a thinness

                                    When singing prime.  Let his mitre hang

                                    On the door of a forge.  Let him cast a chasuble

                                    Over his apron when summoned to Mass.


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