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John Dearing’s Poetry Corner: Sunday Evening Looking Eastward

St Laurence's and the Blade

St Laurence’s and the Blade

The next poem proved popular at the poetry readings at the Retreat and was also published in the Civic Society’s newsletter in a survey of views on ‘The Blade’.


A Blade joins Reading’s skyline –
Ah! how odd!
The cutting edge of Commerce
Meets the Pinnacles of God.



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  1. O super, how succinct ! 🙂

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