Saturday, November 21, 2015

Old Robes - Poem

Lawrence Hall

Old Robes

“Lest our old robes sit easier than our new”
-Macbeth II.iiii

A re-sale blazer is liturgical
The appointed vestment for ordinary time
Dignified, yet humble and comfortable
Vested in the sacristy at Goodwill
Five dollars’ worth of human dignity
Free of ornaments and advertisements
A good old coat, blessed in its past owner
Now tried before the looking glass, approved
Then out onto the altar of the world
To celebrate again the mass of life

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