One hundred and eighty Anglo-Saxon skeletons excavated*

whispering bones     waiting in line

singing stones     whispering

waiting in line     words sung

whispering     waiting in line

sung beneath tremulous diapason     whispering

waiting in line     below wall wash

blackened emptiness     whispering

whispering bones     waiting in line

old tyme words     whispering

while waiting in line     words hidden under stone

burned bones buried     waiting in line

whispering     words

slip like soup     sweet as mead

resurrected     whispering bones

waiting in line     black under stone

whisper words     sing secrets

stone bones filed     in line

held like an organ stop     washed, whispering

slow, singing, waiting     waiting in line

washed bones whispering     whispering bones

 

 

 * 180 Anglo Saxon skeletons were discovered when underfloor heating was installed in Chapter House, at Worcester Cathedral.

 

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