The Year of Our Lord 1519

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The pyre exhales

In a sky of relief

Timbercracks

Like executioners’ shots

Or wedding fire

Break the bright day

We will not turn back

We will not turn back

.

Ships of ash will nourish

Things we won’t see grow

No foot will balance

On cambered deck

Nor muscle heave sail

We need not compass

Nor barometer nor bell

To glory we march or hell

.

©2013 Jason Anderson

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