Tuesday, July 3, 2012


Poems abandoned
to divine mercy,
I drew scenes from life -
the whole world a Cathedral

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The OED word of the day for the erasure poem | commentary is 'misericord.'

Yes, you knew it had something to do with mercy and compassion, but did you know it was also a shelf on the underside of a seat in a  medieval choir stall which, when turned up, supported a person standing and/or the elaborate, often bawdy, carving of scenes from secular or religious life on said shelf? Ah, THAT is why the tenors are smiling.

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