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Workbench
by john k zimmerman

Thursday, December 12, 2002
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 November 16, 1979

St Paul's Cathdral, Regina, Saskatchewan

There were six of us ordained to the Anglican Priesthood. I wrote this, in part, to celebrate the 23rd anniversary... j+

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As craftman I labour on a bench of wood,
with tools of sharp bright steel
As poet I labour on the bench of my heart
Memory and desire, intensely real

But I am more than that and less,
A priest ordained, and called
For service at another bench
By God and people blessed

At this altarbench I labour not
Yet have I work to do where all
Our labours, loves and follies meet
One who loves us, great and small.

Here the holy hawk of heaven
Though some have called her dove;
Sits on my shoulder, and with beak
And talon, teaches me of love
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Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/2/2003
Just beautiful John...its great
love
Tinka
Reviewed by sophie merrick (Reader) 1/12/2003
I am not religious, but this has a meaning beyond that, well done
Reviewed by sophie merrick (Reader) 12/12/2002
just lovely
Reviewed by William M. Sowman 12/12/2002
What a coincidence. November 16th is my Birthday. So we have a bond. A date very significant to both of us. Bill Murray



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